In SongwriterUniverse Magazine

Top Music Publishing Administration Exec Randall Wixen Discusses The State Of Music Publishing, Songwriter Royalties, And His Company Wixen Music

Interview with music exec & author Randall Wixen, who discusses the state of music publishing and songwriter royalties. Wixen represents many top catalogs including Tom Petty, Neil Young, the Black Keys, Santana and Journey.


Singer/Songwriter Stephen Bishop Talks About His Classic Hit Songs, And His New Album, Blueprint

Stephen Bishop tells how he wrote his hits “On and On” and “Save It For a Rainy Day,” and the #1 hit “Separate Lives,” recorded by Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin.


Tucker Beathard Talks About His Country Hit “Rock On,” New Single “Momma and Jesus” And His Songwriting

Interview with rising country artist Tucker Beathard, who co-wrote his recent Top 10 hit, “Rock On.” He has signed with Dot/Big Machine Records and released his debut EP.


Michael Carter Co-Writes Hits For Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell and Thomas Rhett, And Plays Lead Guitar in Bryan’s Band

Interview with hit songwriter Michael Carter, who co-wrote Luke Bryan’s current hit “Move,” plus hits for Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell.


Ricky Reed Releases New Single, Co-Writes Hits With Meghan Trainor, and Produces Twenty One Pilots

Interview with Ricky Reed, who co-wrote the hits “No” and “Me Too” for Meghan Trainor, and produced the hit “Ride” for Twenty One Pilots. His new single is “Express Myself.”


Interview With John Ryan, Hit Songwriter & Producer For One Direction, Jason Derulo, John Legend and Pitbull

John Ryan tells how he co-wrote several hits for One Direction (“Best Song Ever,” “Story Of My Life”) plus hits for Jason Derulo, Pitbull and John Legend.


Renowned Artist Joan Armatrading Talks About Her Songwriting and New Projects

Interview with acclaimed singer/songwriter Joan Armatrading, who talks in-depth about her songwriting, and about her new live concert DVD/CD release, Me Myself I World Tour.


Olivia O'Brien Co-Writes Her Duet Hit With Gnash, "i hate u, i love u," And Signs With Island Records

Interview with Olivia O’Brien, who has a big duet hit with Gnash, “i hate u, I love u.” She tells how she co-wrote this song, and discusses the new songs she’s released.


Sebastian Kole Co-Writes Two Hits With Alessia Cara and Releases Debut Album on Motown Records

Interview with writer/producer/artist Sebastian Kole, who discusses his debut album on Motown Records, and how he co-wrote two hits with Alessia Cara.