Music industry – Swedish Music Shop http://swedishmusicshop.com/ Tue, 14 Sep 2021 03:21:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://swedishmusicshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1.png Music industry – Swedish Music Shop http://swedishmusicshop.com/ 32 32 Met Gala: ASAP Rocky wears young designer ERL https://swedishmusicshop.com/met-gala-asap-rocky-wears-young-designer-erl/ https://swedishmusicshop.com/met-gala-asap-rocky-wears-young-designer-erl/#respond Tue, 14 Sep 2021 02:12:04 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/met-gala-asap-rocky-wears-young-designer-erl/ When ASAP Rocky asked Eli Russell Linnetz if he could visit the young designer’s studio, Mr. Linnetz was somewhat reluctant. His space is “very private,” he said, tucked away in Venice Beach, Calif., Isolated from the fashion world. But the New York rapper showed genuine interest in the label, ERL – and he was “the […]]]>

When ASAP Rocky asked Eli Russell Linnetz if he could visit the young designer’s studio, Mr. Linnetz was somewhat reluctant. His space is “very private,” he said, tucked away in Venice Beach, Calif., Isolated from the fashion world.

But the New York rapper showed genuine interest in the label, ERL – and he was “the sweetest, most charismatic person,” Linnetz said, which the creator found refreshing. He had spent a few years in the music industry, directing music videos for Kanye West and creating sets for Lady Gaga, before leaving so that he “could go and create something authentic,” he said. declared. Now it is considered to be one of the next big things in fashion.

As for the Met Gala, ASAP Rocky knew right away that he wanted to wear a jumbo duvet from ERL’s Spring 2022 collection. In the look book for this collection, it is worn by a woman like a giant shawl, enveloping and forming a train around her.

“He was, like, ‘I want this,’” Mr. Linnetz said.

For the Met Gala, Mr. Linnetz designed a personalized version using pieces of fabric and antique quilts sewn together, including a few personal items, like his father’s bathrobe. He ordered a quilt in North Carolina, Zak Foster, specializing in memory quilts – that is, quilts made from someone’s old clothes, often for grieving families.

“I was intrigued by this concept, as something very American,” he said. “I haven’t given the theme much thought other than that, just because I feel like everything I do is closely tied to Americana.” Mr. Linnetz will have one of his pieces, a recreation of an old baseball uniform, on display in the Met exhibit.

Mr Linnetz recognizes the Met Gala as a big time for his little label, and speaking on Zoom about a week before the event, he was still working to be comfortable with it.

“I had a dream of dressing someone, but I was a little torn,” he said. “I thought maybe it was good to keep my head down and work and focus and not get caught up in it. I created ERL to get away from all that kind of celebrity music business stuff.

Several Met Gala guests ended up asking to be dressed by ERL, Mr Linnetz said, but in the end he wanted to “focus on someone who I’m like a friend with and who I believe in, and who is just a nice person “.

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“I said 12, they show up at 6”, Usain Bolt highlights tough attitude in music industry https://swedishmusicshop.com/i-said-12-they-show-up-at-6-usain-bolt-highlights-tough-attitude-in-music-industry/ https://swedishmusicshop.com/i-said-12-they-show-up-at-6-usain-bolt-highlights-tough-attitude-in-music-industry/#respond Sat, 11 Sep 2021 14:00:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/i-said-12-they-show-up-at-6-usain-bolt-highlights-tough-attitude-in-music-industry/ Usain Bolt, the Olympic legend, shines everywhere he goes. Bolt has just released his new music album, and he’s already on top as he was before in the field. After ending his athletic career, Bolt invested his time and effort into his passion for music. ADVERTISING The article continues under this ad Bolt won a […]]]>

Usain Bolt, the Olympic legend, shines everywhere he goes. Bolt has just released his new music album, and he’s already on top as he was before in the field. After ending his athletic career, Bolt invested his time and effort into his passion for music.

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Bolt won a record 8 gold medals at the Olympics. Notably, he still holds the world record for the 100m and 200m events, which he set in 2009. The Unstoppable Bolt also tops the music industry charts, like his new album. ‘Yutes Country’ is at the top of the reggae charts of iTunes. However, it was no fun for the legend to enter a new industry.

“It’s hard”, Usain Bolt talks about his experience in the music industry

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Bolt is perhaps the most famous athlete in the world. Even if someone is not a fan of athletics, they know Usain Bolt and his blazing speed. Entered the music industry, he collaborated with his best friend and manager, NJ Walker, for his album, ‘Yutes Country’.

In a conversation with Grammy.com, he revealed why he collaborated with his best friend on his album. Bolt pointed out that it was difficult to get people to come and record.

“It’s difficult, it’s something I learned. This is one of the main reasons I made the first album with mostly just my friend. It’s hard to get my people to record. I said 12 o’clock, they arrive at 6 o’clock. They want to record for two hours and go. I said you know what, let’s do that first and then we can start putting things together in a few years for a clean and different album. noted.

Music is in the DNA of Olympic legend

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Usain Bolt had no plans to become a music producer, but he always had a passion for music. Athletes and music have a strong connection because it is relaxing and even therapeutic for athletes.

BEIJING, CHINA – AUG 27: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning gold in the men’s 200 meters final on day six of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 27, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Ian Walton / Getty Images)

Usain Bolt is often seen dancing and singing. Even during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, he was seen celebrating the Jamaican women’s team’s success in track and field. Bolt even said:music has always been part of my DNA.

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Even after the challenges and obstacles, Bolt’s new music album is doing well. Usain now has his eyes on the prestigious Grammy Awards.

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Five must-see songs by Sizzla Kalonji https://swedishmusicshop.com/five-must-see-songs-by-sizzla-kalonji/ https://swedishmusicshop.com/five-must-see-songs-by-sizzla-kalonji/#respond Wed, 08 Sep 2021 17:00:44 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/five-must-see-songs-by-sizzla-kalonji/ Miguel Collins is the famous reggae / dancehall star known professionally as Sizzla Kalonji. His successful career in the music industry is well served as he continues to enjoy more than two decades as a bona fide ambassador of reggae. Trying to dissect his amazing and cohesive work is a tedious task to accomplish. The […]]]>

Miguel Collins is the famous reggae / dancehall star known professionally as Sizzla Kalonji. His successful career in the music industry is well served as he continues to enjoy more than two decades as a bona fide ambassador of reggae.

Trying to dissect his amazing and cohesive work is a tedious task to accomplish. The deejay has released ninety studio albums to date, including twenty-one in the Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart.

These five songs from the brilliant songwriter are some of the most popular in his catalog and a must-have for any reggae fan.

black woman and child

Twenty-four years ago, this monumental work produced by the late legendary Bobby Digital took the reggae world by storm. The title track of the album released by VP pays serious tribute to women of African descent who proudly display their roles as mothers. The captivating rhythm deeply vibrates the listener’s interest in a mental image of the black woman and her role in modern society as she addresses her femininity while uplifting the future.

Simplicity

In 2002, the artist released his seventeenth studio album titled “Da Real Thing”, which he produced. Track two, Simplicity, details a pure and fair way of leading one’s life choices. The laid back reggae vibe of the song is perfect listening for a long drive in the countryside.

She likes

Track thirteen from the same album is inspired by R&B, with layers of drums, She likes. Sizzla’s husky voice is replaced by a falsetto tease, as the lyrics tell the story of a woman in love with a man equally in love.

Up to the occasion

In 2003, the title track from his eighteenth studio album became a favorite with hip hop and dancehall fans. The slow-paced banger encourages the listener to reach their full potential in life.

These are the days

The very successful “Egyptian Riddim” who conquered the worldwide appeal of dancehall in 2003, has presented several leading deejays. Among them, none other than ‘Dada’ himself. The compilation mix produced by Daniel Lewis and Donovan Bennett was released by Greensleeve Records as part of their rhythm album series. Kalonji’s fast-paced, hardcore deejay style made his track a massive hit on the popular album and served as track thirteen on his album “Rise To The Occasion”.

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Have Missed Chance the Rapper’s Headlining Summerfest Set https://swedishmusicshop.com/5-reasons-you-shouldnt-have-missed-chance-the-rappers-headlining-summerfest-set/ https://swedishmusicshop.com/5-reasons-you-shouldnt-have-missed-chance-the-rappers-headlining-summerfest-set/#respond Sat, 04 Sep 2021 13:26:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/5-reasons-you-shouldnt-have-missed-chance-the-rappers-headlining-summerfest-set/ Chance the Rapper delivered the first of two headlining rap performances at Summerfest’s new American Family Insurance Amphitheater last night, with backing from Teezo Touchdown and 24KGoldn. Presenting his only headlining show of 2021, the new biggest Bucks fan showed no signs of rusting after the music industry’s COVID-19 hiatus. Here are five reasons why […]]]>

Chance the Rapper delivered the first of two headlining rap performances at Summerfest’s new American Family Insurance Amphitheater last night, with backing from Teezo Touchdown and 24KGoldn. Presenting his only headlining show of 2021, the new biggest Bucks fan showed no signs of rusting after the music industry’s COVID-19 hiatus.

Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t have missed the Friday night performance of Chance to close the second night of Summerfest 2021:

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Besides a few guest appearances and cameos over the past few months, last night was Chance’s first and only performance of 202 as well as his first full performance since the COVID-19 pandemic. So if you wanted to see Chance the Rapper play anytime in the near future, you had better be at Summerfest on Friday night.

But despite being a one-off show, Friday’s main event was full of production and a long setlist worthy of a full multi-date tour. Chance could have just mailed him in for just one show and that wouldn’t have hurt his reputation as a performer, instead he delivered an ensemble worthy of the biggest stage on the floor. And while there were plenty of empty seats in most sections of the new amphitheater (which was relatively comparable to the festival attendance on the grounds on the Friday before Labor Day), Chance and the crowd put it all in. their energy in the evening.

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Refusing to save the bigger and better for last, Chance kicked off his headliner on a positive note with his biggest single to date: his “No Problem” assisted by Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz from the “Coloring Book” “from 2016. The track was the perfect song to start her set and quickly erased any frustration in the crowd for the show starting more than half an hour late.

After “No problem,” Chance paused to greet the crowd and express his gratitude to everyone present. “Thank you so much for being at this show right now,” Chance told the audience. “It would be rude if I didn’t introduce myself, I’m Chance the Rapper from Chicago, Illinois, and I came here to do a show for you tonight.

Since Chance has refused to conform to music industry standards his entire career, it’s no surprise that he didn’t decide to keep fans waiting until the last song of an encore to take advantage of his biggest record.

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Since Willem Dafoe and Mark Ruffalo were nowhere to be found for the Milwaukee Bucks Championship race, the team and city had to accept some regional and national imports to cheer on the home team – including great musicians and performers from the Summerfest 2021 as Sheryl Crow and Chance the Rapper. Chance will always represent his hometown of the Chicago Bulls, but he has certainly imbibed the energy of the city during the playoffs as he has been seen on the court with his friends and family in several home games. including Game 6 of the Bucks vs. the Phoenix Suns. .

Chance still owes the Bucks a new song, but he took the time Friday night to congratulate the city on their well-deserved championship as “Bucks in 6” chants filled the amphitheater. “City of Milwaukee, you should be so proud of yourself. It’s official now, ”he told the crowd.

Rapper “Sunday Candy” also gave his Milwaukee fans a treat with a Bucks-inspired custom Chance the Rapper product specifically designed for performance, including a green and cream t-shirt he wore throughout. all.

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Photographed here playing in Chicago in 2017
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Since Summerfest isn’t a stone’s throw from Hollywood like Coachella, surprise appearances aren’t very common in Milwaukee (except when an artist joins a headliner on stage for a performance). Luckily for Chance fans last night, the rapper treated the crowd with an appearance by Chicago’s G Herbo who performed four songs – including a performance by “PTSD” in honor of the late Juice WRLD, who died in 2019.

Chance and G Herbo’s fan bases have a lot of crossover so the guest set was more than well received by the crowd as fans enjoyed some free music in the middle of the lead set. of Chance poster.

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While Chance was the biggest name in the night’s lineup, its opener had perhaps the biggest performer in 2020 and 2021 of all the second night performers. San Francisco’s 24kGoldn got the mood right after a jaw-dropping opening set from rapper Teezo Touchdown.

With a little help from TikTok, last year 24KGoldn quickly became one of the rapper’s biggest emerging names after his single “Mood” topped the Billboard charts. 24KGoldn is hitting the road for a headlining tour this fall, and if Friday was just a taste of what his tour has to offer, it’s definitely worth checking out as it’s only going to get bigger. until 2022 and was a perfect act to get the crowd warmed up for Chance’s big performance that was to follow.

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The Canadian government recognizes producer Vinay Vashisht for his contributions to the Indian film and music industry. https://swedishmusicshop.com/the-canadian-government-recognizes-producer-vinay-vashisht-for-his-contributions-to-the-indian-film-and-music-industry/ https://swedishmusicshop.com/the-canadian-government-recognizes-producer-vinay-vashisht-for-his-contributions-to-the-indian-film-and-music-industry/#respond Thu, 02 Sep 2021 08:38:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/the-canadian-government-recognizes-producer-vinay-vashisht-for-his-contributions-to-the-indian-film-and-music-industry/ Producer Vinay Vashisht has received Certificates of Appreciation and Recognition for his contribution to the Indian music and film industry by Alberta and the Canadian government. He has produced many music albums such as Tere Binn by Jazim Sharma, Ghetto Town by Raj Ranjodh, Kamli by singer Nitin and he was also one of the […]]]>

Producer Vinay Vashisht has received Certificates of Appreciation and Recognition for his contribution to the Indian music and film industry by Alberta and the Canadian government.

He has produced many music albums such as Tere Binn by Jazim Sharma, Ghetto Town by Raj Ranjodh, Kamli by singer Nitin and he was also one of the producers of Guzar Jayega starring Amitabh Bachchan and 80 prominent bollywood personalities. and the music industry.

Delighted Vinay Vashisht shares: “I am honored and touched to have received the Certificates of Recognition and Appreciation from the governments of Alberta and Canada. Many thanks to the Honorable Irfan Sabir, MP and Honourabke Jag Sahota, MP. I also want to thank the people who made it possible for me to get to where I am in my life today. My parents dipped into their retirement savings, took out loans and made sure they went out of their way to get me to where I am today. Their sacrifices and hard work have helped me accomplish so much in my life and a simple thank you will never be enough.

Born in Phillaur, Punjab, producer Vinay Vashisht moved to Canada at the age of 5. After completing his studies in business, at the age of 24, he established himself as an entrepreneur and producer. Ambitious and self-taught, Vashisht started his career working two jobs to support his elderly and retired parents, and then invested in well-established businesses today.

Vinay is a partner and shareholder of many leading companies. He has always walked the path reflected in the words he once wrote: “Success is never easy, always choose the difficult path! How more you will appreciate and cherish your rewards! “

Vinay, who is a prominent philanthropist, entrepreneur and producer, is also part of the Indian film industry and hosts Bollywood concerts across North America under his Paradox Entertainment Ltd. banner. He also owns the Opulence Records Ltd. music video label. In 2019, The House of Vashisht Banner hosted 21 shows and events across North America and also created a music video. He released another clip in 2020.

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Tencent Axes All Exclusive Label Deals In China Following Antitrust Crackdown https://swedishmusicshop.com/tencent-axes-all-exclusive-label-deals-in-china-following-antitrust-crackdown/ https://swedishmusicshop.com/tencent-axes-all-exclusive-label-deals-in-china-following-antitrust-crackdown/#respond Wed, 01 Sep 2021 18:34:40 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/tencent-axes-all-exclusive-label-deals-in-china-following-antitrust-crackdown/ Tencent Holdings and its majority-owned music arm, Tencent Music Entertainment, have terminated all exclusive deals with global labels in China. After being hit with an exclusivity ban by China’s State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR) in July, Tencent released a statement on WeChat on Tuesday, August 31, announcing that as of August 23, it had […]]]>

Tencent Holdings and its majority-owned music arm, Tencent Music Entertainment, have terminated all exclusive deals with global labels in China.

After being hit with an exclusivity ban by China’s State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR) in July, Tencent released a statement on WeChat on Tuesday, August 31, announcing that as of August 23, it had officially written to all “upstream copyright” holders. to terminate their exclusive agreements.

In July, Tencent was fined 500,000 yuan (approximately $ 77,000) by SAMR and 30 days to renounce its exclusive deals in China, following an anti-trust crackdown in the country. .

TME was investigated in 2019 for entering into exclusive licensing deals with the three major record companies in China.

As reported by the South China Morning Post in July, the company, which hosts music streaming services including QQ Music, Kugou Music and Kuwo Music, is still allowed to keep its exclusive deals with independent artists, with a three-year limit for such deals.

According to Tencent’s announcement, the company waives the right to exclusive agreements with music copyright holders “except where the period of exclusive cooperation with independent musicians does not exceed three years, and the exclusive release period of new songs does not exceed 30 days “.

Tencent also states that the company “will continue to cooperate with the upstream copyright party on a non-exclusive basis and will negotiate with the upstream copyright party on matters of non-exclusive cooperation.”

In addition to the ban on granting a fine and an exclusive label, Tencent is required to report to the Chinese SAMR on “fulfilling its obligations” every year for the next three years.

“Order Tencent to lift its exclusive copyright [deals] and other measures will reshape the order of competition in the relevant market, lower barriers to entry into the market and provide competitors with fair access to upstream copyright resources, ”SAMR said in a statement. in July.

In April, Reuters reported that TME would be fined at least 10 billion yuan ($ 1.54 billion) and that the company could also be forced to sell its Kugou and Kuwo music apps to competitors.


Tencent Music Entertainment has previously signed agreements with Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music, and these agreements have enabled it to license the music of the majors for its own platforms, in addition to exclusively sub-licensing these catalogs to local rivals.

TME has signed its final licensing agreements with Universal and Warner in the past 12 months without the exclusive right to sublicense, allowing these companies to enter into separate direct deals with rival companies in China, including TME’s main competitor. , NetEase Cloud Music.

NetEase signed licensing agreements with Warner Chappell Music in May 2020, UMG in August 2020, and then Sony Music Entertainment in May of this year.

“[NetEase Cloud Music] is ready to conduct extensive authorized cooperation with various record companies.

William Ding, NetEase

Responding to a question about forgoing TME exclusivity during NetEase’s second quarter earnings call on Tuesday, August 31, company CEO William Ding said it sends a “very clear, positive signal. and exciting for the music industry “.

He added: “[NetEase Cloud Music] is ready to conduct extensive authorized cooperation with various record companies with the utmost sincerity and sufficient funds to jointly build the Chinese music market.

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Pershing Square buys an additional 2.9% of Universal Music for $ 1.15 billion https://swedishmusicshop.com/pershing-square-buys-an-additional-2-9-of-universal-music-for-1-15-billion/ https://swedishmusicshop.com/pershing-square-buys-an-additional-2-9-of-universal-music-for-1-15-billion/#respond Tue, 31 Aug 2021 08:17:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/pershing-square-buys-an-additional-2-9-of-universal-music-for-1-15-billion/ The logo of French media giant Vivendi is pictured in Paris, France, August 12, 2020. REUTERS / Charles Platiau / File Photo PARIS, Aug.31 (Reuters) – US hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, Pershing Square, is buying an additional 2.9% of Universal Music Group (UMG) from Vivendi (VIV.PA) for $ 1.149 billion, announced on Tuesday the […]]]>

The logo of French media giant Vivendi is pictured in Paris, France, August 12, 2020. REUTERS / Charles Platiau / File Photo

PARIS, Aug.31 (Reuters) – US hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, Pershing Square, is buying an additional 2.9% of Universal Music Group (UMG) from Vivendi (VIV.PA) for $ 1.149 billion, announced on Tuesday the French conglomerate.

Vivendi said the transaction was based on an enterprise value of 35 billion euros ($ 41.40 billion) for 100% stake in UMG.

The deal, which is due to be finalized on September 9, means Pershing Square will own 10% stake in UMG after buying a 7.1% stake in Vivendi in August, the French company added. Read more

The transaction precedes the distribution of 60% of UMG’s capital to Vivendi shareholders and the company’s initial public offering scheduled for September 21.

UMG, which represents artists like Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift, is benefiting from a rebound in the music industry, supported by booming streaming revenues but also by a recent increase in vinyl and CD sales.

In January, Vivendi announced that a consortium led by Chinese media group Tencent (0700.HK) had purchased an additional 10% stake in UMG, raising its stake to 20%. Tencent has grown globally with stakes in Spotify (SPOT.N) and Warner Music Group (WMG.O). Read more

In addition to UMG, Vivendi’s media assets include pay-TV company Canal +, communications group Havas, video game company Gameloft, video-sharing company Dailymotion, as well as other publishing and entertainment companies.

The French conglomerate has announced its intention to use the proceeds of UMG’s operations to reduce its financial debt and finance share buybacks and acquisitions.

Billionaire Ackman originally aimed to make the UMG investment through a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC), but he now buys through his Pershing fund instead after the initial plan met obstacles. Read more

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Arlo Parks calls for more mental health support in the music industry https://swedishmusicshop.com/arlo-parks-calls-for-more-mental-health-support-in-the-music-industry/ https://swedishmusicshop.com/arlo-parks-calls-for-more-mental-health-support-in-the-music-industry/#respond Sat, 28 Aug 2021 14:00:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/arlo-parks-calls-for-more-mental-health-support-in-the-music-industry/ Arlo Parks called for more support for artists (Photo: Getty Images) Arlo Parks opened up about mental health in the music industry, calling for more support for artists to be put in place. The 21-year-old, who released her debut album this year, stressed that it’s hard for artists to feel they can take a break. […]]]>
Arlo Parks called for more support for artists (Photo: Getty Images)

Arlo Parks opened up about mental health in the music industry, calling for more support for artists to be put in place.

The 21-year-old, who released her debut album this year, stressed that it’s hard for artists to feel they can take a break.

“A lot of being an artist becomes public and your work becomes your livelihood and just be seen a lot more and, from a lot of stories I’ve been told, there isn’t really a lot of support, ”she explained. To Metro.co.uk after his victories at the AIM Awards.

“There is no such framework to protect people and help them understand that they can talk to people about things and that their feelings are valid.

“I feel like artists, in particular, who go to these places in themselves and who are creative people, need that support and to make sure that their minds are healthy and that they don’t feel exhausted, that they feel they can take a rest. I really wish that would happen anymore.

Speaking of Jesy Nelson, who took a step back from her role in Little Mix to prioritize her sanity, Arlo added, “It takes a lot of courage to step back and take breaks because I think ‘there is this culture of, of course, working hard, but the idea of ​​balance.

“We take vacations as a reward rather than making rest part of our routines as a consistent thing and I think it takes a lot, especially when you’re in front of the audience, to know yourself enough to say, ‘ Okay, I have to take a step back from that “or” It doesn’t feel good “or” I’m going in another direction “and I think when people do that it takes a lot of courage. ‘

Arlo has enjoyed incredible success over the past year, winning the Breakthrough Artist Award at the Brit Awards and also crushing it at the recent AIM Awards, winning the UK Independent Breakthrough and Best Independent Album categories.

“The fact that I am a young independent artist and that I participate in these conversations amazes me,” she said.

“Especially with the Aim Awards, it was kind of a gradual progression – I was nominated the first year, then the second year I got one, and now I have two – for the album too! It makes me feel really validated and it’s really special to have people you admire to let you know that you are doing a good job ”.

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Arlo won at the British this year (Photo: Getty Images)

For her, there is nothing more surreal than the people she admires to compliment her on her work.

“I remember Patti Smith, it was important because I had covered her song Redondo Beach and she sent me a DM – and I got an Instagram DM from Patti Smith…” she said reflexive. ‘I don’t know, times like this [are the most surreal], mostly because I’m a music lover before a music maker. ‘

As for what she’s most excited for right now, Arlo just can’t wait to get back on stage.

“I am delighted to play shows! I’m playing in a venue that’s very close to where I grew up and that’s where I saw my very first concert and I’m doing two, so it’s going to be a huge moment ”.

Arlo led the winners of the AIM Awards this year, with figures like ENNY winning for her song Peng Black Girls, and choosing the one to watch the gong.

Other winners included Fontaines DC who won the award for Best Second Album, Jayda G, who was named International Breakthrough, and Lauv, who won her first AIM award for Most Performed New Independent Artist.

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Gregory Page defeats Switchfoot and Jason Mraz for top honors at 2021 San Diego Music Awards https://swedishmusicshop.com/gregory-page-defeats-switchfoot-and-jason-mraz-for-top-honors-at-2021-san-diego-music-awards/ https://swedishmusicshop.com/gregory-page-defeats-switchfoot-and-jason-mraz-for-top-honors-at-2021-san-diego-music-awards/#respond Wed, 25 Aug 2021 05:30:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/gregory-page-defeats-switchfoot-and-jason-mraz-for-top-honors-at-2021-san-diego-music-awards/ San Diego veteran troubadour Gregory Page was the biggest winner on Tuesday night at the 30th Annual San Diego Music Awards at the Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, where his “One Hell of a Memory” won top honors from the album of the year and best pop album. “Wow, thank you so much,” Page said […]]]>

San Diego veteran troubadour Gregory Page was the biggest winner on Tuesday night at the 30th Annual San Diego Music Awards at the Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, where his “One Hell of a Memory” won top honors from the album of the year and best pop album.

“Wow, thank you so much,” Page said accepting her album of the year award. After individually thanking some of the musicians who contributed to the album, he concluded his comments with a call for unity during the ongoing pandemic, saying, “Thank you, San Diego. We have to stay together … through this.

Page, who had four nominations at the top of the field, was the only multiple winner of the evening. Carlsbad band Aviator Stash, which had three nominations, won the award for best independent / alternative album for “Pisyh”.

Two Grammy Award-winning San Diego artists, Switchfoot and Jason Mraz, were each nominated in two categories. But Switchfoot returned home empty-handed, while Mraz – a guest artist on Page’s album – shared Rebecca Jade’s song of the year victory for “Bad Wolves,” which stars Mraz, Miki Vale and Veronica May.

Keyboardist Ed Kornhauser, the only artist nominated this year for Album of the Year and Best Jazz Album, won in the latter category for “The Short Years”. Singer Whitney Shay, who topped the national Billboard blues charts last year, took home the award for best blues album on Tuesday for “Stand Up!”

San Diego music mainstay Jerry Raney became the first artist in the event’s three-decade history to win a second Country Dick Montana Lifetime Achievement Award. The first took place in 2006 as a member of the Beat Farmers, the pioneering roots rock group that guitarist and singer-songwriter Raney co-founded in 1983 with drummer-singer Montana, who died during a Canadian performance of the group of four men in 1995.

Raney, 73, was honored on Tuesday for his musical work, which began in the 1960s with his first benchmark group here, Thee Dark Ages. He will next perform with The Farmers, as the group is now known, on Thursday at the free-entry La Mesa Car Show in downtown La Mesa.

“It’s nice to get a second lifetime award,” Raney told the Union-Tribune. “But I’ll be happy when it’s over, because I’ve been getting a little too much attention lately!”

Raney was one of eight artists scheduled to perform at Tuesday’s awards ceremony. The others included Kornhauser, Cindy Lee Berryhill, Chickenbone Slim, Marujah, Electric Mud (which won the award for best rock album) and The Frets (which won the award for best independent / alternative song).

The San Diego Music Industry Award 2021 went to Liz Abbott, publisher and co-founder of San Diego Troubadour. The monthly publication, a staple of the local music scene, celebrated its 20th anniversary this year.

Nearly 1,200 tickets were sold for Tuesday’s event, according to San Diego Music Awards founder Kevin Hellman. The $ 53,993 raised this year in box office revenue and donations will benefit the San Diego Music Foundation and Guitars for Schools, a partnership between the foundation and Taylor Guitars.

A two-hour edition of the awards show will be televised on September 5 on Fox 5. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, last year’s awards show became the first in the event’s history to be held. virtually unwind.

“I’m just glad we can bring everyone together,” Hellman told the Union-Tribune Tuesday.

“I was excited to do the virtual thing last year; it worked really well and gave people something to do during a really tough time. The music community needs to rejuvenate, and I hope the 2021 San Diego Music Awards live show gives us a little boost.

2021 San Diego Music Awards Winners

Album of the year: Gregory Page, “A Hell of a Memory”

Song of the year: Rebecca Jade, with Jason Mraz, Miki Vale and Veronica May, “Bad Wolves

Pays Dick Montana Lifetime Achievement Award: Jerry raney

Music Industry Award: Liz Abbott from Troubadour

Best blues album: Whitney Shay, “Get up! “

Best Jazz Album: Ed Kornhauser, “The Short Years”

Best American Song, Jazz or Blues: Shane Hall, “Under my voodoo”

Best American or Country Album: Coral Bells, “Treehouse Tapes”

Best Folk or Acoustic Song: Lee Coulter, “Look Away”

Best Hip-Hop or Rap Song: Sloat Dixon, “Sloat Style”

Best Hip-Hop or Rap Album: Black Hesher, “Saints and Mermaids”

Best Pop Song: TonyaJae, “Leave the house”

Best Pop Album: Gregory Page, “A Hell of a Memory”

Best Rock Song: Suede Radio, “The Premonition”

Best rock album: Electric mud, “Communication”

Best Independent / Alternative Song: Les Frettes, “Daisy”

Best Independent / Alternative Album: Aviator Stash, “Psiyh”

World’s Best Music Album: New sheet, “I feel like …”

Best R&B, Funk or Soul Album: Kahlil Nash, “Transcendence”

Best local recording: Skyler Lutes, “Rewind”

Best Video: Heavy Hawaii, “Boy Don’t Drown”

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Spotify’s bearish $ 1 billion takeover | Financial Time https://swedishmusicshop.com/spotifys-bearish-1-billion-takeover-financial-time/ https://swedishmusicshop.com/spotifys-bearish-1-billion-takeover-financial-time/#respond Mon, 23 Aug 2021 11:47:54 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/spotifys-bearish-1-billion-takeover-financial-time/ Updates from European companies Subscribe to myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about European business news. Investors care about what companies do with their capital. Some just want management to give it back to them. So, year after year, names like Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson and British American Tobacco use their profitable […]]]>

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Investors care about what companies do with their capital. Some just want management to give it back to them. So, year after year, names like Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson and British American Tobacco use their profitable lines of business to do just that, whether it’s in the form of dividends or share buybacks.

The flip side of this implicit market are companies that have seemingly limitless growth ahead of them. In this case, investors want management to reinvest every dollar, whether it’s generated through cash flow or raised in the markets, into the business. For a few examples, think of software as a service company Snowflake or early stage Google.

Problems arise when a management team think outside the box: a successful name begins to sacrifice profits to grow an unproven line of business or, in the case we’re about to discuss, a company that has told. to investors a blue sky story decides she would rather just give the money back.

Place the logical inconsistency of this Friday press release:

Spotify Technology SA (NYSE: SPOT) (the “Company”) announced today that it will launch a share repurchase program beginning in the third quarter of 2021. Repurchases of up to 10,000,000 shares Ordinary of the Company have been authorized by the General Meeting of the Company. shareholders, and the Board of Directors has approved such repurchases up to an amount of $ 1.0 billion. The repurchase authorization will expire on April 21, 2026. The timing and actual number of shares repurchased will depend on various factors, including price, general business and market conditions and alternative investment opportunities. The buyback program will be executed in accordance with the Company’s capital allocation strategy, which will continue to prioritize aggressive investments to grow the business.

“This announcement demonstrates our confidence in Spotify’s business and the growth opportunities we see over the long term,” said Paul Vogel, CFO of Spotify. “We believe this is an attractive use of capital, and based on the strength of our balance sheet, we continue to see many opportunities to invest and grow our business.”

Yes, for Swedish music industry bug Spotify, buying back $ 1 billion in stock – rather than investing the money in research and development, marketing, or capital spending – is apparently consistent with “confidence” in its long-term growth prospects.

It might make more sense to spend four times your free cash flow on a buyout if Spotify’s stock was stolen. But despite falling 44% from its highs in early February, the streaming giant is still trading at four times its revenue eventually. Compared to other subscription companies that may seem cheap, until you consider that its growth rate is only 18% and its gross margins – at 26% – are about a third of most subscription software companies.

Yet the issue here is not so much the price paid for Spotify’s stock, but what it says about Spotify’s growth prospects.

Since February 2019, Spotify has sold the story that it is becoming the one stop shop for all things podcasting. The logic makes sense: attract the best audio talent, build a superior advertising model around it, and start generating the kind of Facebook-style digital advertising profit margins that it struggles to conjure up with its music offering from. base as podcasting takes off.

Capital allocation followed this narrative. Over the past two and a half years, the company has lost $ 1 billion to find exclusive talent – such as controversial podcast host Joe Rogan, who was hired for $ 100 million – and acquisitions, such as Gimlet Media, Anchor and Megaphone. . Not to mention a research and development cost that has always hovered around 10 percent of sales.

So the question now is: Does the buyout signal that Spotify simply doesn’t have things left to spend money on that will help it grow? Users of its music product, which still lacks relatively basic features like the ability to shuffle albums, and lags behind competitor Tencent Music in social functionality, might disagree. Investors might not care, given the apparent strength of the service, but a rapidly improving music offering could also help it potentially raise prices.

On podcasting, chief executive Daniel Ek signaled on last year’s fourth quarter conference call that he would focus more on developing his own capabilities rather than buying podcasts, and this appears to be the case with its new monetization offerings for creators. There are early signs it’s working: Spotify’s second-quarter results showed ad-supported revenue doubled year-over-year to $ 275 million, thanks in part to podcasting.

Yet despite these encouraging signs, investors may find it difficult to escape the lingering feeling that Spotify’s $ 1 billion buyout signals that it is running out of time to rush. Perhaps this is a sign of confidence – that the business is doing so well that there is simply no other use for the money. The market certainly thought so, with its stocks closing 5.6% higher on Friday.

But with its top-line growth starting to level off and its GM arguably distracted by its takeover of Arsenal, this seems like an increasingly optimistic view to take.

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