Music industry – Swedish Music Shop http://swedishmusicshop.com/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 00:15:52 +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 2022 New Years Honors for UK Service Abroad and Abroad https://swedishmusicshop.com/2022-new-years-honors-for-uk-service-abroad-and-abroad/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 22:30:55 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/2022-new-years-honors-for-uk-service-abroad-and-abroad/ The Queen’s New Year Honors honored 122 people for their outstanding service to the UK abroad or abroad awards recognize extraordinary people in a variety of fields, including this year the achievements of Britons around the world in fighting COVID-19 actor Daniel Craig and songwriter Bernie Taupin among this year’s winners The list of Honors […]]]>
  • The Queen’s New Year Honors honored 122 people for their outstanding service to the UK abroad or abroad
  • awards recognize extraordinary people in a variety of fields, including this year the achievements of Britons around the world in fighting COVID-19
  • actor Daniel Craig and songwriter Bernie Taupin among this year’s winners

The list of Honors Abroad and International New Year 2022 was released today, recognizing 122 extraordinary people for their service in the UK and its overseas territories. These include contributions made in the areas of business, charity, culture, development, education, foreign policy, health, security and sport.

Among those receiving awards this year is actor Daniel Craig, who has gained worldwide fame for playing the role of James Bond. He receives a GCM, the same award that his fictional character had, in recognition of his exceptional contribution to cinema.

Songwriter Bernie Taupin, best known for his long-term collaboration with Sir Elton John, receives a CBE for his exceptional services to music.

This year, the awards recognize a number of extraordinary achievements made by UK nationals who have supported the global fight against COVID-19. These include Rod MacKenzie, Director of Development and Executive Vice President of Global Product Development at Pfizer, Sean Marrett, Commercial and Commercial Director at BioNtech and Melanie Ivarrson, Director of Development at Moderna for their development support services. of vaccines and distribution. Honors are also awarded to those who have provided exceptional support to British nationals abroad during the pandemic.

Sir Philip Barton, Permanent Under Secretary for Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and Head of the Diplomatic Service, said:

I congratulate all who receive an honor and thank them for their hard work and years of service. The UK’s impact in the world depends on outstanding individuals like those recognized this year as part of the Queen’s New Year honors. We are grateful for their exceptional contribution.

This year’s Honor List recipients include:

Robert stringer

Sony Music Group Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment receives a CBE for services to the British creative industries, social justice and charity.

Rob Stringer is recognized for his exceptional and sustained contribution to the UK music industry as well as to charitable causes and the fight against discrimination. A transformative figure in the UK music industry for over 4 decades, having risen through the ranks at Sony, he has nurtured exceptional talent, consistently championed UK artists and UK creative industries across the world and has worked tirelessly to support artists from various backgrounds. .

His recent initiative to tackle racism and social injustice with a £ 75million Sony Music fund, which directly benefited UK charities working for equal rights and tackling structural inequalities, is recognized as a flagship model in the industry.

Dr Mary Cusack and Dr Catherine Morris

Pediatricians, Love the One Charity, India, both receive a OBE for health and child welfare services in India.

Mary Cusack and Catherine Morris are recognized for their exceptional contribution to vulnerable children and their families in India. Dr Cusack and Dr Morris are former National Health Service pediatricians. Fifteen years ago, after graduating together in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the University of Liverpool, they made the decision to travel to India with the mission of bringing health security, education and advocacy. to some of the country’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable children.

After 5 years of working with non-governmental organizations and learning about Indian culture and tropical medicine on the front line, Dr Cusack and Dr Morris established the Love the One organization in Berhampur, Odisha. Through their inspiring vision and dedication, they created an integrated community ecosystem comprising a children’s center, a clinic, 6 early pediatric intervention care centers and a school. Through their work they have saved and transformed lives and brought hope through selfless volunteer service and brought great credit to the UK.

Upon learning of their awards, May Cusack and Catherine Morris said:

We are completely shocked and totally humbled to have received a OBE. It is such an honor and we accept it with gratitude on behalf of our team that we work with here in Odisha, India, without whom we could not realize the dream of providing healthcare, education and service. care for some of India’s poorest children.

Melvyn tennant

Oracabessa Bay Sea Turtle Project Founder / Director and Senior Director, Jamaica receives a MBE for marine conservation services in Jamaica.

Melvyn Tennant is recognized for her exceptional and long-term contribution to marine conservation in Jamaica. After initially moving to Jamaica to retire in 2003, Melvyn Tennant quickly became aware of the precarious position of turtles on the beach near her home who were being killed and their eggs stolen. With little support at the time and no previous experience in conservation, Mr. Tennant decided to take action to protect turtles and this is how the Oracabessa Bay Sea Turtle project was founded in 2005.

Since then he has spent the past 16 years educating people and confronting poachers to keep sea turtles safe on the beach he now calls home. During nesting season, he and his team watch the beach vigilantly. Their daily night and day patrols have increased the number of hatched turtle eggs from 37% in 2005 to over 80% today. Each year, the project releases approximately 18,000 critically endangered hawksbill turtles and attracts thousands of visitors to watch the releases. His work has now expanded and successfully partnered with other conservation projects in the region and with the Jamaican government to promote and preserve the Jamaican coastline and marine environment.

Upon hearing of her price, Melvyn Tennant said:

When I retired from teaching to live in Jamaica the very last thing I thought I would do would be save sea turtles. I am grateful for the recognition of the award to both myself and my team and for the support provided by the National Environmental Planning Agency which oversees the government’s response to biodiversity and marine conservation.

Shirley wrigglesworth

The Social Officer / Coordinator of the British Association for the Alpes Maritimes and Var, receives a British Empire Medal (BEM) for service to the British community in south-eastern France.

Shirley Wrigglesworth is recognized for outstanding voluntary contribution to the British community in South East France. She joined the British Association for the Alpes Maritimes and Var over 15 years ago and quickly took on the key role of Wellness Coordinator for the British Var Association.

During her long service with the organization, Ms Wrigglesworth has provided crucial and far-reaching support to members of the British community in times of need, including finding local temporary accommodation for British families in difficult times, organizing financial aid and helping family members living abroad, arranging funerals for British nationals who died in France. Currently working with Riviera Lifeline, Ms Wrigglesworth is also helping other groups helping the UK community, including liaising with the SunnyBank association to provide access to housing for the elderly.

Upon learning of her award, Shirley Wrigglesworth said:

Surprised, delighted and very honored to receive the award. I would also say that I did not work alone and that there are a lot of people who have helped me to make sure everything is going well. I consider it to be for them too. With special thanks to my husband, Mike.

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‘Maybe, baby’: Yungblud hints at collaboration with Miley Cyrus E! News UK https://swedishmusicshop.com/maybe-baby-yungblud-hints-at-collaboration-with-miley-cyrus-e-news-uk/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 08:04:40 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/maybe-baby-yungblud-hints-at-collaboration-with-miley-cyrus-e-news-uk/ Yungblud declined to deny collaborating with Miley Cyrus on her upcoming album. The “Mars” hitmaker has been “baffled with creativity” this year and has two albums in the works. The first, its chart-topping sequel in December, “Weird! ”, Should be released in 2022. And in a new interview, the “Fleabag” frontman was silent when asked […]]]>

Yungblud declined to deny collaborating with Miley Cyrus on her upcoming album.

The “Mars” hitmaker has been “baffled with creativity” this year and has two albums in the works.

The first, its chart-topping sequel in December, “Weird! ”, Should be released in 2022.

And in a new interview, the “Fleabag” frontman was silent when asked about rumors he teamed up with the “Midnight Sky” frontman as a duet.

He said of his third studio album: “It’s a killer. Wait, it’s almost over. I have two albums ready but I’m finishing the one I need to release.

Regarding Miley’s gossip, Yungblud told The Sun’s Weird column, “Look, I can’t divulge this information. Maybe baby. “

In January, Yungblud updated fans on their album’s progress on Instagram Live.

He said, “I’m in the studio. We have been locked up here. I was so crazy-creative! I literally almost finished another album, which is just fucking mental. I can’t wait for you to see.

“Loner” rocker – real name Dom Harrison – released his debut album, “21st Century Liability,” in 2018, and recently shared how he thinks he’s progressed over the past two years.

He said: “I don’t have to hide behind uncertain anger like there was on my debut album, ’21st Century Liability’.

“I’m much more reasonable than before instead of barking straight back, which I was doing because I had been hit with pain and aggression and suffered a backlash all my life.”

The “cotton candy” star enjoys experimenting with his sound, but admitted that he finds the music industry “depressing” because people are so keen to label it or classify it in a field.

He said: “This is what I found so depressing about the record companies and the press. One day I wear a dress and fishnets, the next day a costume. One day I want to do a hip-hop song, the next day a metal song. This is who I am. We do not care? This is my generation.

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“And I love you more than my life”: how Nimco Happy made global Somali groove https://swedishmusicshop.com/and-i-love-you-more-than-my-life-how-nimco-happy-made-global-somali-groove/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 12:03:19 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/and-i-love-you-more-than-my-life-how-nimco-happy-made-global-somali-groove/ As Spotify draws to a close and a new year approaches, 2021 was a wildcard for music. Interestingly in this year’s soundscape, the best hits have come from the most unpredictable corners of the internet. One song in particular had the whole world in its loving grip. With people like Bella Hadid, Drake, and Cardi […]]]>

As Spotify draws to a close and a new year approaches, 2021 was a wildcard for music. Interestingly in this year’s soundscape, the best hits have come from the most unpredictable corners of the internet. One song in particular had the whole world in its loving grip. With people like Bella Hadid, Drake, and Cardi B enveloped in its very African melody, this song rocked the world with its familiar and distinct state of groove.

This song was, of course, ‘Isii Nafta’ by Nimco Happy.

To give a quick overview, the song means ‘give me life’ and the hit chorus is sung in four languages: Somali, Swahili, English and Arabic. At first, the song exploded in East Africa two years ago. For a while, the song remained widely in East African circles until young Somalis, both abroad and at home, started using Nimco’s song in the videos. TikTok. From there, TikTok did their “thang” and the song caught fire around the world – to this day, it’s still in style.

“Everyone loves. Everyone has a love experience. They are drawn to and can connect to global love.”

As an Afro-musicologist, Somali woman and child of the diaspora, it was an absolute joy to see the world with awe of Nimco. For me and for many, listening to Somali music is how many people learn to reconnect with our language. I was born in Yemen at the height of the Somali Civil War and came to the United States as a young child. Somewhere between the war’s PTSD and child development, most of my siblings and I had severe speech problems in English and Somali. To save time and start primary school, we first worked on overcoming the English language problems. But to this day, although I still find it difficult to speak Somali, I am really free and undeterred, as it is only from here. (Funny enough, as everyone tries to pronounce the same Somali letters that I had a hard time with, the best advice I can give is: don’t try too hard, let the sticky tongue do its job).

So one early morning a few weeks ago I hopped on a WhatsApp call with Nimco Elmi Ali who is currently based in Kenya. With my general Somali skills and the help of Nimco’s London-based translator, we straddled three different time zones and accents, both Somali and English to get to the heart of what Nimco has in mind.

First of all, when it comes to her rise to international stardom, she thanks the young Somalis for their impact. She “stands by their side” and sends her love for “the way they have supported her” throughout this time. And while the Somali community is thrilled with Nimco Happy’s success, many of us are not surprised that his music, like that of his contemporaries, is so harsh.

The point is, we know Somali music doesn’t exist in a vacuum. The polyrhythmic melody and autotuning of “Isii Nafta” are a staple of the African and Asian diasporas. Nimco, like the country of Somalia, sits in a unique musical triangulation between the Indian Ocean, the Swahili coast and the Caribbean. These places in particular have always shared a rich history of structuring music in the same way.

“I want to share our values, our culture, our concepts… I want to make them known and show others that it is normal to bring out their art and to rewrite the civil war.

Whether for the trained ear or not, “Isii Nafta” immediately resonates like the music of the sun. With its pentatonic scale and synth work, Nimco’s art is clearly aimed at the global south. ‘Isii Nafta’ follows a very reliable African musical structure, with dynamic stable states and recurring characteristics that slightly modify the song, Nimco positioning himself as a griot (poet-singer-orator of truth). On top of that, his tunes remind many people of Calypso and Soca music founded in the Caribbean. Combined with an electronic vocal range shared by T-Pain and Bollywood singers, Nimco Happy beautifully demonstrates the art forms that are both hers and shared. His music exposes a long-known Somali truth that our musical cousins ​​would always find some form of home in our hees (song) structure.

But Nimco knows that the real worldwide connection to his song has happened because we can all relate to love. “Everyone loves,” she said, “Everyone has a romantic experience. They are drawn to and can connect with global love. Nimco explains that Somali artists love to sing about love. And our music itself is made of love.

Nimco Happy, via Universal Music.

Growing up, Nimco was heavily influenced by artists like Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur, and mid-century Somali classics such as Saynab Cige and Maryan Mursal. She grew up singing and playing the guitar. She loves the “fun nature” of singing and says that “without love for the craft there is nothing” you can do.

Indeed, the musical era known as Mogadisco is etched in the cultural fabric of the Somali diaspora. From the 1960s to the 1980s, East Africa had a vibrant funk, rock and disco collaborative global scene. From what our elders tell us about their heyday, the Mogadisco era was arguably the most fun time to make music. Like many newly independent African countries, Somalia was under a musical spell – where love, joy and political resistance were all enveloped in an immersive and experimental scene. Music was a “career”. It was “caadi” (normal). The government has subsidized and supported the arts by creating labels, radio stations and concerts. In addition to bringing artists from other countries to perform in Somalia.

However, as political unrest escalated and civil war erupted in the 1990s, and as the country collapsed, the entire music industry collapsed. Although people like me and Nimco may not remember this story ourselves, this is the reason why Nimco Happy has become so popular in the Somali community.

Internet crating has become a precious treasure for Somali children. Not only as a way to deal with last year’s global lockdown, but also to renew the loopholes caused by the trauma of war. And to go further and learn new songs re-articulating life before the war.

“I want to share our values, our culture, our concepts”, explains Nimco, “I want to make it known and show others that it is okay to bring out their art and rewrite the civil war. “

“Wallahi. Even seeing these white children singing my song brought me so much joy “

Nimco reminds the Somali diaspora that she is where she is because “reason is, we love love and we were born in love”. Despite accounts of war and conflict, the Somali people deserve to be known for “the things we love” and that bringing joy is a true marker of our cultural expression.

“Wallahi,” Nimco said with a laugh, “Even seeing those white kids singing my song brought me so much joy.”

In his tale of a Somali groove that has never been lost, Nimco Happy empowers Somalis and non-Somalis alike to enjoy the sound of his happiness and welcomes loving imaginations. In 2021, where the metonymy was perhaps commonplace, Nimco sang one of the sweetest appeals to Afro futures, present and pasts. Repeat to the mobius group of higher love in every script she knows, just for fun that she can and wants to sing “I love you” to the world.

And the world sang and danced. Saying “I love you” back and forth to this beautiful Somali Muslim woman. And all I really have to add is, machallah.

So what’s next for Nimco Happy’s reign? With the pandemic and the threats she has received after fame, Nimco says, she can’t go anywhere right now, adding that “jiqq wayeey” (which roughly translates to “it’s not easy” ). But make no mistake, the music is on the way. Now that she’s signed to Universal Records, the same major label as BTS and Rihanna, the 2022 music scene is her oyster.

As more and more people actively search for Somali music artists, don’t expect someone to sound the same. If you’re interested in music from the mainland, take a look at the sunny signature of lyricist Farihya Fiske. And I would be remiss if I did not recommend Xamar’s very own, Suldaan Seerar. If you’re looking for diaspora musicians take a look at Somali-Canadian R&B artist Amal Nuux and if you’re an electronic music enthusiast like me take a look at London artist Yayoyanoh. “Isii Nafta” was just the beginning and Nimco Happy really opened up the landscape to others like her: our Somali grooves are going global.

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Pandemic has blessed industry in some ways, musicians say | Hindi movie news https://swedishmusicshop.com/pandemic-has-blessed-industry-in-some-ways-musicians-say-hindi-movie-news/ Sun, 26 Dec 2021 19:31:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/pandemic-has-blessed-industry-in-some-ways-musicians-say-hindi-movie-news/ Like all other industries and businesses across the globe, the music industry has also faced multiple upheavals over the past 18 months. With shows, concerts and music festivals completely on hold until a few months ago, the musicians and everyone associated with these live events have been hit hard, not only financially but also emotionally. […]]]>
Like all other industries and businesses across the globe, the music industry has also faced multiple upheavals over the past 18 months. With shows, concerts and music festivals completely on hold until a few months ago, the musicians and everyone associated with these live events have been hit hard, not only financially but also emotionally. Other than that, even some studios have had to close. While many events, shows and concerts have already started, looking back on the past year, music artists wholeheartedly agree that there has been a silver lining until 2021 …

“We have adapted and perfected our skills”

Singer Jonita Gandhi, who has given us many melodic tracks including “The Breakup Song”, “Gilehriyaan”, “Yaadon Mein”, “Aahista” and others, says the pandemic has taught musical artists to s’ adapt. “The pandemic has forced us to learn to pivot very quickly to use digital assets. In general, the music industry is experiencing a very abrupt transition to digital in all respects, but that still leaves many without work, transitioning to other sectors or learning new trades. Fortunately for some, we were able to adapt to virtual concerts and standardize remote recordings. ”

Aaman Trikha who had a ten year career in Bollywood and appeared on albums like ‘OMG: Oh My God!’, S’on of Sardaar ‘,’ Khiladi 786 ‘and’ Prem Ratan Dhan Payo ‘among others, adds, “This period of pandemic has been used constructively by artists to develop and hone skills, knowledge, exploring new dimensions of musical ideas in terms of songwriting and songwriting.”

“The pandemic made us appreciate life and music”

Known for tracks like “Akh Lad Jaave”, “Kinna Sona”, “Phir Mulaaqat” and others, singer Jubin Nautiyal is someone to whom the pandemic has been a revelation. For someone who used to do about 22 gigs in 29 days, the multiple blockages were initially a shock. He tells us, “The pandemic hit us suddenly, and we all had no work. I think that’s when I realized how important music was to me. When I found myself in (first) confinement, I realized that I hadn’t been home like this for eight years! I started to learn a new language and to sing in English. I did a song for the Hollywood thriller “Initiation” called “Breaking The Rules” during the pandemic. Additionally, I decided to do my first “Rooftop Concert”, then the “Garden Concert” followed by another live fundraising concert for the downpour disaster in Chamoli. While he realizes that we have lost a lot during the pandemic, he agrees that we have all fought back too. “There are always two sides of the coin. I hope we will see the light again soon, ”he said.

“Even songs that are not movies have started to be appreciated”

Most musicians feel that there is a completely new and significant change in the way music is viewed now in these times of a pandemic. Aaman says, “A good song now holds its place whether or not it appeared in a big budget movie; it could be a non-cinematic single, an indie or a web-series featuring or whatever. And this has been possible thanks to a new digital revolution that this pandemic has brought with a lot of original content created and distributed on streaming platforms, independently. Artists now offer musical content with out-of-the-box experiments and audiences are more accepting of this as well. ”

“The pandemic has given us time to release more new music”

Most musical artists believe the pandemic and the lockdown that followed gave artists and singers plenty of time to work and improve their craft. Singer-songwriter and performer Mallika Mehta says, “I’ve seen a lot of artists come out with new music over the past year or so. In fact, I had more time to write new music and release four original tracks in 2020-2021. The pandemic has given singers time to focus on making new music, working on skills and projects we couldn’t make time for earlier. This part was definitely a godsend. I learned to play the chords myself during the pandemic and see how it helped me create better music. Digitally, we had many more opportunities to connect with our audience, whether through Instagram lives, Facebook lives, or even zoom sessions.


“Content was king during the pandemic”


Singer Shibani Kashyap believes the type of response her songs elicited during the pandemic was much better than the days before the pandemic. “My last song passed the five million views mark in just one month,” she says. Apart from that, the singers also collaborated a lot more on independent songs for charity during this time. “I was able to sing a prestigious piece dedicated to the Corona warriors which is an initiative of the central government. There are Kailash Kher and Sudesh Bhosle with me. So I think a lot has happened in the music industry when it comes to content and I think it’s given a lot of opportunities for artists to express their music because people were really looking forward to listening to some good serious and new content. ”

“Artists of all ages have become digital savvy”

In the last year and a half, almost every musicians, young and old, have turned to the digital platform. Ghazal singer Talat Aziz said: “I started to interact with my fans through social media.” The pandemic not only gave artists the opportunity, but almost forced them to become digital enthusiasts. “I wasn’t digital savvy, but this pandemic made me tech-savvy and I became practical when it comes to digital platforms,” says Shibani.

“Monetization is done slowly but surely”

Audio streaming platforms like Gaana, Spotify, Wynk, Amazon music, Apple music are thriving at the moment. Shibani adds, “And this is only due to the pandemic and its repercussions, too much content is being created and new content is being rolled out every day. It’s a game of patience and the monetization of it all comes slowly but surely.

“New sources of income have appeared”

Faced with adversities such as the pandemic, many unsuspected ideas have germinated. “Many digital collaborative platforms have sprung up where celebrities can wish their fans personalized videos and get paid for it. There are many search platforms out there and it is a new source of income for everyone. I feel like the industry is finding its way and finding parallel ways to earn income and express itself. I think we’ve all adjusted and changed and that’s the biggest positive that has come out of the pandemic, ”Shibani said.

Mourjo Chatterjee, who has worked in the music business for a long time now, believes the pandemic has been a blessing in disguise. He said, “Because of this, people have become more aware and enjoy wrestling. The world is a few years behind, but the future looks brighter as everyone begins to value life, relationships, and commitments.

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Why Cher is suing Mary Bono, Sonny Bono’s widow, for $ 1 million https://swedishmusicshop.com/why-cher-is-suing-mary-bono-sonny-bonos-widow-for-1-million/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 19:30:14 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/why-cher-is-suing-mary-bono-sonny-bonos-widow-for-1-million/ Singer, actor and entrepreneur Cher is in the middle of a lawsuit against Mary Bono, the widow of Sonny Bono. Sonny Bono was Cher’s ex-spouse and the father of one of her children. He has also been her musical collaborator and TV show co-host. Here’s everything we know about the trial so far. Dear | […]]]>

Singer, actor and entrepreneur Cher is in the middle of a lawsuit against Mary Bono, the widow of Sonny Bono. Sonny Bono was Cher’s ex-spouse and the father of one of her children. He has also been her musical collaborator and TV show co-host. Here’s everything we know about the trial so far.

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Cher has filed a lawsuit against Sonny Bono’s widow, Mary Bono, for unpaid “Sonny & Cher” royalties

According to USA Today, on October 13, Cher filed a lawsuit against Mary Bono, the widow of her ex-husband, Sonny Bono. Cher is suing Bono for royalties on songs she did as part of the musical duo Sonny & Cher.

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POWER raises $ 3 million to build the future of music https://swedishmusicshop.com/power-raises-3-million-to-build-the-future-of-music/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 19:47:01 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/power-raises-3-million-to-build-the-future-of-music/ Brussels, Belgium – December 22, 2021 – Power, the revolutionary musical project of young Parisian entrepreneurs, is taking shape more and more and we need to talk about it. After raising $ 3 million in 2021, the team making up the Power project arrives with solid ambitions: to reinvent the music industry, by offering all […]]]>

Brussels, Belgium – December 22, 2021 – Power, the revolutionary musical project of young Parisian entrepreneurs, is taking shape more and more and we need to talk about it. After raising $ 3 million in 2021, the team making up the Power project arrives with solid ambitions: to reinvent the music industry, by offering all its players a fairer, more dynamic redistribution of profits and a crowdfunding. Very interested in all the possibilities offered by the massive digitization of artistic content, Power intends to exploit this opportunity to achieve its mission.

The music industry saw a 50% drop in revenue between 2002 and 2010. At its peak, the compact disc generated as much as $ 1.4 billion, falling to $ 474 million in 2015. Today Today, streaming is exploding, but still does not compete with the results obtained by CDs in the early 2000s, with $ 658 million generated in France in 2020.

Today, and especially in rap where artists generally start with little money, record companies have learned to place themselves at the right time on future talent, which represents a profitable investment. To understand this, you have to take a closer look at how a career is built: initially, the artist is not known. Listened to and shared by those close to him, boosted by his personal strategy, he will build up an audience over time via networks, streaming platforms and small events in which he will create a place for himself. This step is the most difficult for the artist, because it is about creating from scratch. Then comes the beginning of notoriety, which in current patterns calls for the release of a first album, since it is now worth it for the artist. The investment in this first project, if it is listened to by the artist’s already constituted fan base, will be profitable. But who says investment says capital to move forward?

This brings us back to the precariousness of the artists, because it was just before the conception of this first album, when most of the work was done, but the money is still not in the artist’s pockets, that ‘arrive the record companies. They offer, in exchange for a contract with the artist, a large sum of money. However, this sum of money does not represent the profits that an artist would have generated if he had had the means to finance his own project, his studio sessions and the promotion of his album. This is exactly the problem Power was designed for: It wants to allow artists to make a living from their music without any content control from major platforms, removing them from the marketing calculations of record companies and allowing them to focus on their music. Power therefore offers a simpler solution to artists, allowing them a better link with their community: democratize the funding of artistic projects, make it accessible to fans, like an online kitty.

Power’s mission is to redistribute the cards in the music industry: its platform, which aims to digitize the trust that listeners place in an artist, hopes to open up another avenue for artists than the very disadvantaged one created by record companies and labels. Instead of a physical album or merchandising, Power offers its users to directly finance the artist’s project.

The scheme is simple: fans believe in an artist, they want to support his work so that he can truly focus on his art. Where the Power project is really innovative is that this funding by ordinary listeners is also of interest to them: once the project has come to an end and the profits generated by the artist, part of these will be redistributed in proportion to the investments. made to fundraising participants. This double remuneration, designed by Power, will allow the artist to make a living from his art and the public to have a personal interest in the artist’s success. It is through this prism that Power intends to generate a new community of listeners, enthusiasts and invested in the musical projects of tomorrow.

Imagine the engagement that this will generate in an audience that has also invested in the artist. It is not only the results in streaming and the quality of the projects that will be impacted, but all the musical culture with a certain interest in the concerts of artists, the sales of clothing related to this culture etc.

The founders of Power believe that this is a turning point in the music industry: this new era will mark a decline for large entities that have locked the music industry for too long. With Power, artists and listeners will truly feel at the center of a sharing industry that, after all, only needs them.

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Indian music industry stagnates at 1,500 crore https://swedishmusicshop.com/indian-music-industry-stagnates-at-1500-crore/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 02:03:29 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/indian-music-industry-stagnates-at-1500-crore/ NEW DELHI : For the third year in a row, the Indian music industry recorded a turnover of only ??1,500 crore, according to the latest report from the Indian Music Industry (IMI), the supreme body representing the interests of music companies or record labels across India. Fewer films have been released in theaters over the […]]]>

NEW DELHI : For the third year in a row, the Indian music industry recorded a turnover of only ??1,500 crore, according to the latest report from the Indian Music Industry (IMI), the supreme body representing the interests of music companies or record labels across India.

Fewer films have been released in theaters over the past nearly two years due to the pandemic which has impacted the music industry’s revenues. Even though non-cinematic music and independent artists have gained ground, the most money is generated by music in Bollywood films and regional cinema.

The report states that the recorded music industry continues to lose between Rs. 2,016 crore and Rs. 2,791 crore per year due to outdated laws, making it difficult to obtain adequate compensation from the company. media such as radio, television and short video applications as well as public performances.

In addition, 70% of the music recorded in India is based on films; the remaining 30% are largely classical, devotional, folkloric and independent. As for the southern and eastern states, about 90% of local music is based on movies, according to the report.

“Over the past year, as fewer films came out, the discovery and popularity of non-cinematic and independent music soared, but even then the top songs released in 2021 had a fair share of Bollywood and regional film music, ”said a spokesperson for Spotify.

Hindi is the most widely used language on the platform in India given the popularity of Bollywood music, the person added, but Punjabi music is almost as popular. In addition, K-Pop is on the rise and three of the top 10 albums released in India are from BTS, the South Korean boy band. English, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Spanish, Korean and Japanese are some of the languages ​​that boost listening to music on Spotify in India.

“As film releases were delayed, listeners to Bollywood, film music and pop migrated to desi-indie music. With regular independent releases during the pandemic, it became one of the most aired genres after the pandemic, ”a spokesperson for JioSaavn said.

“The category itself has grown with greater artist awareness of independent music distribution via aggregators. Major labels have also supported music outside of the film ecosystem over the past two years,” added the person.

Along with Hindi and English, languages ​​such as Telugu, Punjabi, Tamil, Bhojpuri and Kannada were JioSaavn’s top five regional languages, as of October 2021, the spokesperson said. Telougou represented the highest flows with regard to regional languages, while the main new winners were Bhojpuri and Hryanvi.

Gaana CEO Sandeep Lodha said Hindi may still be number one in terms of stream and listening share, but other languages ​​have their own loyal base. “The language barrier is very low in independent music. Listeners enjoy songs in languages ​​they usually do not engage in and many songs contain a mixture of more than one or two languages,” Lodha added.

Granted, the advent of audio streaming platforms may have made it easier to discover music and musicians through a legitimate channel, but this has hardly resulted in fair value for those creating content. Industry experts estimate that over 95% of users listen to music for free. In addition, the loss of income due to piracy is high.

Still, platform owners are optimistic.

“We have seen more users willing to pay for Spotify today than two years ago,” said a spokesperson for the service which launched daily premium plans starting at Rs 7. Home premium and student packages at reduced prices.

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Pentagon Media Solutions announces plans to launch artist Brenda Aliendro in early 2022 https://swedishmusicshop.com/pentagon-media-solutions-announces-plans-to-launch-artist-brenda-aliendro-in-early-2022/ Sun, 19 Dec 2021 09:11:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/pentagon-media-solutions-announces-plans-to-launch-artist-brenda-aliendro-in-early-2022/ Media company aims to capitalize on Aliendro’s growing popularity to help him take his career to the next level The Pentagon aims to be at the forefront of today’s music industry, and Brenda’s soft voice and confident public presence position her as the next big name in the Latin urban scene. – Javier Sun MIAMI, […]]]>

Media company aims to capitalize on Aliendro’s growing popularity to help him take his career to the next level

The Pentagon aims to be at the forefront of today’s music industry, and Brenda’s soft voice and confident public presence position her as the next big name in the Latin urban scene.

– Javier Sun

MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA, December 19, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Pentagon Media Solutions, a leading production and recording company that helps artists increase their influence and reach with creative content, has announced plans to launch Argentinian artist Brenda Aliendro in the first quarter of 2022. Working with Aliendro, the Pentagon’s goal will be to expand its influence online and in the industry and to grow its fan base through creative marketing solutions.

The Aliendro star is currently on the rise, and the Pentagon plans to use its growing success to further expand its international reach. Her music captured the attention of fans and music critics around the world, earning her a guest appearance at the Latin Grammys.

Music has always been in Aliendro’s blood. She grew up in a family of musicians and now follows in her mother’s footsteps by becoming a singer. Those around him note his insatiable drive to succeed in the industry and his work ethic, which the Pentagon says will help him grow his fan base and produce music that audiences want more of. His goal, she notes, is to become the next Karol G, only from Argentina.

“We are delighted to be working with Argentine music sensation Brenda Aliendro,” said Javier Sune, Pentagon CFO. “The Pentagon aims to be at the forefront of today’s music industry, and Brenda’s soft voice and confident public presence position her as the next big name in the Latin urban scene. Be on the lookout for Brenda in early 2022 as we step up our efforts to introduce her to the world. ”

Pentagon Media Solutions is a growing record label that has recently built state-of-the-art studios. Its Art Development Center includes video production departments and recording studios that attract the world’s most famous artists to the urban scene. Pentagon directors collaborate with artists on a wide range of projects, including commercials, digital content, music videos, shows, and films.

The Pentagon’s work has garnered over 200 million streams on YouTube. The label has worked with iconic artists such as Jon Z, Yaga and Mackie, Akapellah, Apache, Aczino, Franco the Gorilla, Benny Benni, Quique Neira, Autenticos Decadentes, El Dominio, Duran The Coach, Lito MC Cassidy, Elysanij, Gold Level, AKA 420, Tommy Boysen and Flor de Rap, helping them create digital content to gain legions of new followers and showcase their art to the world.

“The Pentagon is fast becoming the world’s number one destination for the urban scene,” Sune noted. “Our background as a director and our ability to communicate value to audiences by cutting out digital noise make us a destination of choice for artists keen to expand their influence. ”

To learn more about Brenda Aliendro, visit her on Instagram (@brendaaliendro). For more information on Pentagon Media Solutions, visit https://pentagonmediasolutions.com/ or their Instagram page (@pentagonmediaus).

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Britney Spears received a blow to the head while filming her music video “Oops! … I Did It Again” https://swedishmusicshop.com/britney-spears-received-a-blow-to-the-head-while-filming-her-music-video-oops-i-did-it-again/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 18:50:26 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/britney-spears-received-a-blow-to-the-head-while-filming-her-music-video-oops-i-did-it-again/ Britney Spears has delivered many iconic moments and music videos throughout her long career. By the turn of the century, she was one of the music industry’s hottest new stars, with hit songs to her name. Britney Spears | Fred Duval / FilmMagic “Oops!… I Did It Again” was a monumental song by Britney Spears […]]]>

Britney Spears has delivered many iconic moments and music videos throughout her long career. By the turn of the century, she was one of the music industry’s hottest new stars, with hit songs to her name.

Britney Spears | Fred Duval / FilmMagic

“Oops!… I Did It Again” was a monumental song by Britney Spears

Britney Spears first rose to prominence alongside future stars such as Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling on The brand new Mickey Mouse club. She continued to work hard in the entertainment industry throughout the 1990s.

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Governor Abbott’s Texas Concert Safety Task Force Hold Second In-Person Meeting in Bryan | Texas Office of Music | Texas Governor’s Office https://swedishmusicshop.com/governor-abbotts-texas-concert-safety-task-force-hold-second-in-person-meeting-in-bryan-texas-office-of-music-texas-governors-office/ Wed, 15 Dec 2021 23:32:37 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/governor-abbotts-texas-concert-safety-task-force-hold-second-in-person-meeting-in-bryan-texas-office-of-music-texas-governors-office/ December 15, 2021 | News | Bulletin | Press release Governor Greg Abbott’s Task Force on Concert Safety in Texas yesterday held their fourth meeting and second face-to-face meeting in Bryan. Hosted by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), public safety and industry experts, as well as expert contributors and local authorities, came together […]]]>

December 15, 2021 | News | Bulletin | Press release

Governor Greg Abbott’s Task Force on Concert Safety in Texas yesterday held their fourth meeting and second face-to-face meeting in Bryan. Hosted by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), public safety and industry experts, as well as expert contributors and local authorities, came together to discuss concert safety best practices. The task force held its previous meeting at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington last week.

The meeting included presentations from the director of the Texas Music Office Anthony brendon, TEEX Director David Coatney and TNT Security Solutions CEO Travis Lacox. Following the presentations, the working group had a lively discussion that examined the need for a cohesive mass assembly permit for Texas’ 254 counties and the viability of a universal document. The task force decided that a designated member would speak to county judges this week about potential changes to current mass assembly permit systems. In addition, the working group has assembled a set of reference texts that cover all aspects of public safety and best practices that apply to specific circumstances related to mass gatherings and concerts. The working group also discussed best practices for concert safety in a variety of situations and contexts, including rural and urban settings. Finally, the working group continued to develop recommendations related to guidance, education, awareness and potential legislative changes.

Governor Abbott launched the task force on November 10 in response to the Astroworld festival tragedy in Houston that killed 10 spectators and injured more than 300. The task force is chaired by Texas Music Office director Brendon Anthony, and consists of experts in security, law enforcement, fire fighters, state agencies, music industry leaders and others. The working group will organize several roundtables to analyze concert safety and develop ways to improve safety at live musical events in Texas. Following these meetings, the working group will produce a report of recommendations and strategies to ensure concert safety and protect spectators.

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