music group – Swedish Music Shop http://swedishmusicshop.com/ Tue, 19 Apr 2022 11:51:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://swedishmusicshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1.png music group – Swedish Music Shop http://swedishmusicshop.com/ 32 32 The Weeknd officially has the most monthly listeners on Spotify https://swedishmusicshop.com/the-weeknd-officially-has-the-most-monthly-listeners-on-spotify/ Mon, 24 Jan 2022 21:10:52 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/the-weeknd-officially-has-the-most-monthly-listeners-on-spotify/ Photo credit: Salandco / CC by 4.0 Just over two weeks after the release of her fifth studio album, Dawn FM, The Weeknd has officially broken Spotify’s monthly listener record. At the time of writing, The Weeknd (full name Abel Makkonen Tesfaye) has 86.34 million monthly listeners on the Stockholm-based platform, with a staggering 2.76 […]]]>

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Just over two weeks after the release of her fifth studio album, Dawn FM, The Weeknd has officially broken Spotify’s monthly listener record.

At the time of writing, The Weeknd (full name Abel Makkonen Tesfaye) has 86.34 million monthly listeners on the Stockholm-based platform, with a staggering 2.76 billion streams for “Blinding Lights.”

But many of the 16 tracks on Dawn FM, which features appearances from Lil Wayne, Tyler, the Creator and Swedish House Mafia, has already racked up a significant number of plays. Specifically, “Sacrifice” is approaching 60 million streams, while “Out of Time” and “Is There Someone Else?” have cracked 30 million games each.

Justin Bieber once held the record for the most monthly listeners on Spotify, and the “Baby” artist currently has 81.24 million monthly listeners on the platform. Ed Sheeran is ranked third (78.04 million), against fourth for Dua Lipa (69.21 million) and fifth for Adele (60.49 million).

That Justin Bieber and The Weeknd earned the top two spots on Spotify’s Monthly Listener Artist List is telling, as both acts are signed to Universal Music Group.

A Spotify executive previously acknowledged that the leading label was “ready to look more aggressively” at promotional initiatives and bilateral market deals. Now, 11 of Spotify’s monthly listeners’ top 20 artists are signed to UMG, compared to five from Warner Music and four from Sony Music.

In addition, Dawn FMpropelling The Weeknd to the top spot on the monthly listener’s list is notable due to the growing popularity of catalog music. Referring to tracks released at least 18 months ago, catalog music would account for nearly three-quarters of music consumption in the United States.

But with the exception of Dua Lipa, Bruno Mars, David Guetta and Post Malone – and despite the industry-wide shift from albums to singles – all of the top 20 artists by monthly listeners on Spotify have released albums. over the past 18 years. month. (Kid Laroi fucking love debuted exactly 18 months ago, and each of the four artists listed has, of course, released singles during the period.)

Going forward, one should keep in mind the ability of new releases to elevate artists to the top of the Spotify charts while simultaneously representing a small portion of overall music consumption.

And as Spotify’s MAUs and streaming volume continue to rise – with 50 million creators expected to be part of the platform by 2025 – evidence suggests the increases could drive up prices for subscribers to MAUs. United States.

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Stockholm Municipality saves ABBA’s ‘legendary’ recording studio Baggpipe from demolition https://swedishmusicshop.com/stockholm-municipality-saves-abbas-legendary-recording-studio-baggpipe-from-demolition/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 18:58:01 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/stockholm-municipality-saves-abbas-legendary-recording-studio-baggpipe-from-demolition/ The future of Baggpipe Studios, the Stockholm-based studio that once hosted the Beatles and became the unofficial home of ABBA in the early 1970s, faces a brighter future. For several years, the fate of the future studio, created in 1969, has been in limbo. In 2019, property developers reported Give me ! Give me ! […]]]>

The future of Baggpipe Studios, the Stockholm-based studio that once hosted the Beatles and became the unofficial home of ABBA in the early 1970s, faces a brighter future.

For several years, the fate of the future studio, created in 1969, has been in limbo.

In 2019, property developers reported Give me ! Give me ! Give me ! on the land on which Baggpipe Studios stood, with plans drawn up to replace it with a seven-story building.

The studio sent a SOS, and now the city of Stockholm has responded.

The municipality decided to halt the process due to the building’s “historical and cultural values ​​and its technical prominence as one of the world’s most beloved analog recording studios,” Baggpipe said in a statement. hurry.

The decision was made on December 20, but has only just been publicly announced.

Baggpipe calls its HQ a “sister studio to Abbey Road” and was built as an acoustic copy of the famous London studio, which was acquired by Universal Music Group as part of its takeover of EMI Music in 2012.

Baggpipe is where ABBA made their first recordings, and other artists who worked there include Roxette, One Direction, Lady Gaga, Swedish House Mafia, Wyclef Jean and Beyoncé, to name a few.

According to Bagpipe, five Billboard No.1 songs were produced there.

The studio’s website also adds that the space was originally built as a 460-seat movie theater called “Kaza” in 1939 and was converted into a studio in 1969.

“we are able to continue to contribute to the development of Swedish culture and above all to continue to strengthen the international image of Sweden as a true musical nation.”

Mikael Gordon Solfors, Baggpipe Studios

Mikael Gordon Solfors, Chairman of the Board of Baggpipe Studios, said: “We cannot show our gratitude and happiness enough that the decision makers in Stockholm Municipality understand the value of the facilities we use and the thousands of work opportunities we offer around the world.

“And that apart from the purely cultural values, the unique recording technology and the history that lives within these walls. Without this place, we still wouldn’t be churning out relevant global hits on a daily basis.

“Now we are able to continue to contribute to the development of Swedish culture and above all to continue to strengthen the international image of Sweden as a true musical nation.


In 2017, Abbey Road signed a major licensing deal with China-based streaming service developer Tencent Music.

At the time, the two companies also announced a plan to design, build and develop Abbey Road Studios China, a state-of-the-art recording and mastering facility, but no further development plans were announced. was announced.

Last year, Abbey Road Studios acquired Audiomovers, a remote music production and collaboration technology start-up.
“We send our sincere regards to everyone who has supported us over the years.”The music industry around the world

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Lollapalooza Stockholm 2022 schedule: Post Malone, Doja Cat https://swedishmusicshop.com/lollapalooza-stockholm-2022-schedule-post-malone-doja-cat/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 20:37:27 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/lollapalooza-stockholm-2022-schedule-post-malone-doja-cat/ The takeover of the world festivals of Lollapalooza is fully effective. After a successful flagship function in Chicago last July, Lollapalooza began announcing its 2022 international roster with bills led by Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, The Strokes and Doja Cat in Brazil and Argentina next March. Then in July, Pearl Jam, Imagine Dragons, David Guetta […]]]>


The takeover of the world festivals of Lollapalooza is fully effective. After a successful flagship function in Chicago last July, Lollapalooza began announcing its 2022 international roster with bills led by Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, The Strokes and Doja Cat in Brazil and Argentina next March. Then in July, Pearl Jam, Imagine Dragons, David Guetta and ASAP Rocky will be at the head of the Lollapalooza Paris program. But it does not stop there.

The second annual Lollapalooza Stockholm in Sweden was announced today and is scheduled to take place from Friday July 1 to Sunday July 3, 2022 in Gårdet, a sprawling park in the heart of the city. Prior to their Paris appearance, Pearl Jam will also headline the Stockholm Affair, along with Post Malone, The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Doja Cat and Swedish pop sensation Veronica Maggio. There is certainly an effort to incorporate Swedish talent on the bill with confirmed appearances from producer / DJ Alesso, reggae-hoppers Timbuktu & Damn !, pop star Tove Lo, singer Benjamin Ingrosso, electro duo pop Jubël, and more. Other lineup highlights include Jack Harlow, Italian rockers Måneskin, Polo G, Modest Mouse and Haim.

Tickets go on sale November 25 and you can get them, along with full lineup information and more, at here.

Lollapalooza Stockholm

Some of the artists covered here are artists from Warner Music. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.


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Walt Disney Records, Taylor Guitars and GuitarGuitar Come Together to Showcase Disney Guitar Playlist with Prize Draw | https://swedishmusicshop.com/walt-disney-records-taylor-guitars-and-guitarguitar-come-together-to-showcase-disney-guitar-playlist-with-prize-draw/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/walt-disney-records-taylor-guitars-and-guitarguitar-come-together-to-showcase-disney-guitar-playlist-with-prize-draw/ Prizes include guitars from Taylor Guitars, gift cards from GuitarGuitar and the Disney vinyl collection, including acoustic renditions of favorite Disney songs BURBANK, California, November 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Walt Disney Records, Taylor Guitars and GuitarGuitar Celebrate Peaceful and Relaxing Acoustic Guitar Arrangements from Disney’s Songbook with a draw. The raffle includes an […]]]>


Prizes include guitars from Taylor Guitars, gift cards from GuitarGuitar and the Disney vinyl collection, including acoustic renditions of favorite Disney songs

BURBANK, California, November 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Walt Disney Records, Taylor Guitars and GuitarGuitar Celebrate Peaceful and Relaxing Acoustic Guitar Arrangements from Disney’s Songbook with a draw. The raffle includes an array of amazing prizes for Disney fans and music lovers, including a new guitar from Taylor Guitars, a £ 100 gift card from the GuitarGuitar music store, and a full collection of Disney vinyl records.

“The Disney Guitars Playlist presents our most beloved Disney songs in soothing and calming arrangements, perfect for relaxing or working throughout the day, ”explains Rob Souriall, vice president of marketing at Disney Music Group. “We hope that our partnership with Taylor Guitars and GuitarGuitar will inspire guitarists around the world to pursue their own musical creativity.”

Walt Disney Records work with Taylor Guitar supported artist John Connearn to record his unique rendition of three songs, including all new acoustic renditions of “When She Loved Me” (Toy story 2), “Go straight along” and “Can you imagine that” (The Muppets Movie). These pieces will be presented in the Disney Guitars Playlist, available wherever music is played.

“Having the opportunity to work with Disney is amazing, you know the strength of the song is guaranteed and that makes the creative process all the more enjoyable,” says Taylor Guitars artist John Connearn. “My nostalgic connection to Disney meant that these songs all had sentimental value and that made it a real pleasure to create the arrangements for them. Thank you, Taylor and Disney!”

A grand prize winner of the raffle will receive incredible prizes, including one Amercian Dream 17th Blacktop Taylor Guitar, a collection of Disney vinyl records and a £ 100 GuitarGuitar gift card. Two winners will receive a Disney-branded Taylor GS Mini guitar, a £ 100 gift card and a collection of Disney vinyl records. Seven winners will each receive a £ 100 gift card.

“Like the Disney legacy, the guitar is a way to entertain, inspire and create lasting bonds between friends, parents and children,” says Tim godwin, director of entertainment relations at Taylor Guitars. “We are happy to be able to make these songs and instruments accessible to fans and young guitarists.”

Entries in the draw from UK residents over 18 will be accepted from November 17, 2021 up to December 17, 2021. The full contest rules are available here.

IN REGARDS TO Disney disney/ DISNEY MUSIC GROUP

Disney Music Group is home to Walt Disney Records, Hollywood Records, Disney Concerts, Disney Music Publishing and Buena Vista Records. Brands include Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Disney +, National Geographic, 20th Century Studios, Lucasfilm, Searchlight Pictures, Star, Disney Channel, hulu, FX, ABC, Freeform, and ESPN. DMG is home to the soundtracks of the greatest movies and TV shows in the world, including “Frozen”, “The Lion King”, “Aladdin”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, the “Star Wars” franchise, “Avengers: Endgame”, ” Black Panther “,” Guardians of the Galaxy “,” Black Widow “,” Cruella “,” Soul “,” Loki “,” The Mandalorian “,” This Is Us “,” High School Musical: The Musical: The Series , “” Zombies, “the” Descendants “franchise and upcoming movie soundtracks for” Eternals “,” Encanto “and” West Side Story “. To stream classic Disney hits, please visit: http://disneymusic.co/DisneyHits

ABOUT TAYLOR GUITARS

Founded in 1974, Taylor Guitars is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium acoustic guitars. Renowned for combining an innovative use of modern technology with the attention to detail of a master craftsman, as well as their pioneering efforts in sustainability, the company’s guitars are widely regarded as the best and easiest. to play to the world. Many of today’s top musicians make Taylor their guitar of choice, including Jason mraz, Jewel, Zac Brun, Sarah McLachlan, Shawn mendes and Ben harper, among many others.

ABOUT THE GUITAR

Founded in 2004, guitarguitar has stores in Edinburgh, Birmingham, Camden, Epsom, Newcastle and Glasgow.

Each store stocks over 1000 guitars, staffed with passionate experts in guitars, musical instruments and audio technology, and now employs over 150 people across the UK.

Guitarguitar also offers a range of services to help guitarists get the most from their music; instrument maintenance and repair, in-store events, roadshows, workshops and much more.

Contact: Conny calvert, Big Fish Studios, 0044 1206 382224, conny@thebigfish.eu

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Review of Last Night in Soho, ABBA’s new album Voyage, and this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. https://swedishmusicshop.com/review-of-last-night-in-soho-abbas-new-album-voyage-and-this-years-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame/ https://swedishmusicshop.com/review-of-last-night-in-soho-abbas-new-album-voyage-and-this-years-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame/#respond Wed, 03 Nov 2021 09:05:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/review-of-last-night-in-soho-abbas-new-album-voyage-and-this-years-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame/ This week Steve and Dana are joined by Slate’s music critic Carl Wilson. First, the panel examines Edgar Wright’s latest psychological horror film. Last night in Soho—that Dana examined for Slate. Next, the panel discusses the most recent album in over 40 years by legendary Swedish music group ABBA, titled Trip. Finally, the panel is […]]]>


This week Steve and Dana are joined by Slate’s music critic Carl Wilson. First, the panel examines Edgar Wright’s latest psychological horror film. Last night in Soho—that Dana examined for Slate. Next, the panel discusses the most recent album in over 40 years by legendary Swedish music group ABBA, titled Trip. Finally, the panel is joined by the host of Slate Hit parade podcast (and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame voter!) Chris Molanphy to discuss this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and the institution as a whole.

In Slate Plus, the panel discusses the music they like to listen to while working. You can find Dana’s music playlist for working and writing here, Steve’s here, and Carl here.

Email us at culturefest@slate.com.

Endorsements

Dana: The LA Times did an incredible job covering the ever-changing story of the tragic shooting on the set of Alec Baldwin’s film, Rust. The story, which highlights many larger issues, including labor relations issues in the entertainment industry in general. “The day Alec Baldwin shot Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza down” chronologically recounts the events of the entire day, written by three different journalists: Meg James, Amy Kaufman and Julia Wick.

Carl: First, the new album from the great rock musician of the late 80s, Billy Bragg The million things that never happened in which he reflects on the aging, isolation, change and ideological challenge of the younger generations. This is especially true for the track, “Mid-Century Modern.” Second, the new musical historiography novel by Kelefa Sanneh (who in the 2000s wrote the large centerpiece on rockism for the New York Times), Major labels: a history of popular music in seven genres, which is a celebration of what happens when you stay in a tradition.

Stéphane: First, the live cover of the ABBA song by 1980s singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw “Know me, know you. “ Second, yet another Swedish indie group: The amazing.

Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe.

Outro music is “Lonely Calling” by Arc De Soleil.


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Meek Shops watches and plays chess https://swedishmusicshop.com/meek-shops-watches-and-plays-chess/ https://swedishmusicshop.com/meek-shops-watches-and-plays-chess/#respond Tue, 05 Oct 2021 20:36:18 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/meek-shops-watches-and-plays-chess/ Meek Mill’s new album Expensive pain is out now and today it followed its release with a clip for the reflective title song. The video brings together snippets of Meek’s lavish life, from driving private jets and relaxing at luxury resorts, playing chess with friends and shopping for new Richard Mille watches. The interludes scattered […]]]>


Meek Mill’s new album Expensive pain is out now and today it followed its release with a clip for the reflective title song.

The video brings together snippets of Meek’s lavish life, from driving private jets and relaxing at luxury resorts, playing chess with friends and shopping for new Richard Mille watches. The interludes scattered throughout the video use clips from Meek’s fight rap DVD days to contrast his gritty comeup with his glitzy flow.

Meek’s album, which features appearances by A $ AP Ferg, Brent Faiyaz, British rapper Giggs, Kehlani, Lil Baby & Lil Durk, Lil Uzi Vert, Moneybagg Yo, Vory and Young Thug, finds Meek exploring new territories and stretching his creative faculties, whether it’s finding new styles of rhythms to rap on or trying out Autotuned crooning. After releasing the album with new videos for “On My Soul” and “Intro (Hate On Me),” Meek received high praise from his frequent collaborator Drake, who expressed his pride in his colleague.

Watch Meek Mill’s “Expensive Pain” video above.

Expensive pain is now available through Atlantic Records and Maybach Music Group. You can broadcast it here.

Meek Mill is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.


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How a Scrappy Independent Record Company Turned an Army of Dummies into $ 2 Billion https://swedishmusicshop.com/how-a-scrappy-independent-record-company-turned-an-army-of-dummies-into-2-billion/ https://swedishmusicshop.com/how-a-scrappy-independent-record-company-turned-an-army-of-dummies-into-2-billion/#respond Mon, 27 Sep 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/how-a-scrappy-independent-record-company-turned-an-army-of-dummies-into-2-billion/ Denis Ladegaillerie, CEO of Believe, in Paris. Courtesy of Believing WWhen Charlotte Sands wrote her single “Dress” late last year, it was in response to conservative outrage over pop star Harry Styles’ glamorous cover of Vogue. She had no idea that the bouncy, ironic song was about to change her music career forever. Long ignored […]]]>


WWhen Charlotte Sands wrote her single “Dress” late last year, it was in response to conservative outrage over pop star Harry Styles’ glamorous cover of Vogue. She had no idea that the bouncy, ironic song was about to change her music career forever.

Long ignored by the music industry, Sands teased music with a TikTok video while also streaming it on Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon using a subscription to digital distributor Tunecore that cost him $ 20 a year.

The two-and-a-half-minute song went viral almost instantly, landing the blue-haired singer on the covers of trendy magazines like Paper and Seduce. With the help of Tunecore, who promoted “Dress” on critical Spotify playlists and on several social media platforms, the song has been streamed over nine million times. When the industry called, they pushed back the offers and signed on with PIVTL, an independent label owned by Tunecore’s parent company, Believe.

“It was always about building my career and keeping the property,” says Sands, 24, who says she was drawn to the deal in part by the creative control over her career offered by PIVTL. “It’s not something that happens in label conversations. “

One such talk is music to the ears of Believe CEO Denis Ladegaillerie, 52, who co-founded the company in 2005, when technology put the music industry in a deadly embrace that spiked sales. worldwide recorded music from a peak of over $ 24 billion in 1999 to a low of $ 14 billion in 2014. Ladegaillerie kept the faith throughout everything, including in 2017, when he refused the Sony Music’s offer to buy the company for $ 440 million.

“We’re going to be bigger than Warner Music by the end of this decade,” he says today. “Why would we sell? ”

He still has a long way to go to deliver on that promise – Warner grossed $ 4.5 billion in 2020 versus $ 520 million for Believe – but in a way he has already made the case. his take: Paris-based Believe, which went public in June, is valued at nearly $ 2 billion, with Ladegaillerie’s stake amounting to some $ 250 million.

Call it the other music IPO. Warner, acquired by billionaire Len Blavatnik for $ 3.3 billion in 2011 went public last June and is now valued at nearly $ 23 billion. Shares of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company, climbed to 40% when they started trading last week, and are now valued at $ 50 billion. All are benefiting from a rebound fueled by the widespread adoption of streaming that has lifted global music sales to nearly $ 22 billion in 2020.

While much of this still comes from superstars signed with the Big Three – Universal, Sony and Warner – a freewheeling machine is also in place that eliminates the need for physical products, stores to sell them, or any infrastructure. expensive used. in the past. Chance the Rapper learned this in 2016 when he won a Grammy Award for the album. Coloring book, which he published independently using Tunecore. Earlier this year, indie rapper Cupcakke earned gold record certification for “Deepthroat,” which was released through Tunecore and went viral.

The small business – subscription revenue was just $ 35 million in 2020 – exceeds its weight: in the first half of the year, Tunecore paid $ 150 million in royalties to a subscriber numbering in the hundreds of thousands. It’s also a safeguard for Believe’s more traditional independent label business, which paid $ 175 million in royalties and advances in the first half of 2021. Both units generated an average Ebitda margin of around 14% in the first half, which is lower than Universal and on par with recent results from Warner.

Classically trained pianist, Ladegaillerie discovered his founding position working as a lawyer for Shearman and Sterling and living in New York’s West Village during the dot-com boom of the 1990s. He saw his roommates give up cozy jobs at Goldman Sachs to pursue their dreams on the Internet with their own businesses or in startups like The Motley Fool. He was drawn to the feeling of limitless possibilities and the allure of nightlife in New York’s Meatpacking District and crowded parties on the roof of his shared triplex and the seemingly endless stream of VC money funding it all. “I was like ‘Hey, there’s something going on here,’” he recalls.

He left the practice of law to join Vivendi, the French water company that was rapidly growing into a digital media conglomerate. Its main contribution: the acquisition of MP3.com, a forerunner of legal streaming services like Spotify and Pandora. He quickly understood that digital distribution was the future, which meant a potential explosion of interest in artists who would normally have no chance of success.

With two co-founders, Arnaud Chiaramonti, now responsible for the international promotion of Believe, and Nicolas Laclias, who heads A&R, Ladegaillerie created Believe, a first digital label at a time when the Apple iPod was redefining music consumption. . At the time, it involved ripping CDs to MP3 files, digitizing the cover art, and downloading them all to hard drives that then powered leading online music stores like iTunes, which offered a partnership. profit which increased their visibility and led to a funding round of $ 60 million in 2014..

“It was a thesis we had, but it went even better than we thought,” says John Doran, general partner of Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), the venture capital firm that was the an early supporter of Netflix and led the way. “Streaming has grown faster than we thought across the world; local domestic music has gone faster than we thought, and as a result, independence has grown faster across the world.

Believe enjoyed early success with French rapper MC Solar, who stood out in part for his 50/50 chord structure, something virtually unheard of in a large music company, setting the direction that has defined the company since. : This year, 86% of people believe that revenues come from outside the Americas and that 91% come from digital sales. Brooklyn, NY-based Tunecore was purchased in 2015 in order to leverage the value of DIY artists, which Ladegaillerie sees as an under-exploited opportunity.

“[Tunecore] is only available today in 14 countries around the world, and we are expanding it as quickly as possible, ”says Ladegaillerie. “Spotify now covers around 140 countries around the world, so we have a lot of legroom in front of us. “

It’s also a valuable tool when trying to promote a rambling philosophy to artists who cherish the opportunity – and the freedom – to orchestrate their own breakthroughs.

“As much as I like to trust people, I also have to be a businesswoman,” Sands says. “I have to look at the numbers and tell myself, this is how I will earn an income if something goes wrong. And I’m still legally allowed to do whatever I need to do with this music.


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CRAZY LIXX Streaming New song “Reach Out”; audio https://swedishmusicshop.com/crazy-lixx-streaming-new-song-reach-out-audio/ https://swedishmusicshop.com/crazy-lixx-streaming-new-song-reach-out-audio/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 15:37:04 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/crazy-lixx-streaming-new-song-reach-out-audio/ Frontiers Music Srl recently announced the upcoming release of Swedish hard rockers Crazy Lixx’s new album, Street Lethal, on November 5th. Listen to the song “Reach Out” below and pre-order / record Street Lethal on CD / LP / Digital here. The LP version of Street Lethal is a 180g yellow vinyl in a gatefold […]]]>


Frontiers Music Srl recently announced the upcoming release of Swedish hard rockers Crazy Lixx’s new album, Street Lethal, on November 5th. Listen to the song “Reach Out” below and pre-order / record Street Lethal on CD / LP / Digital here.

The LP version of Street Lethal is a 180g yellow vinyl in a gatefold sleeve that is exclusive to the label’s online stores. Limited to 300 copies worldwide.

Filled with huge choruses, memorable hooks and riffs, and dismal, soulful guitar solos, fans of the band will be thrilled and thrilled with what’s on offer with Street Lethal. The massive production is courtesy of Danny Rexon, who over the past couple of years has truly become a master craftsman in the studio. With Tobias Lindell (HEAT, Europe, Hardcore Superstar etc.) managing the mix, this album is sure to resonate with old fans and new listeners.

With Street Lethal, Crazy Lixx exceeds all expectations for new music from the group and exceeds their own revered and celebrated catalog. It’s an album that is confident, smooth and full of passion. Here, Crazy Lixx proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are not just part of the pack, but that they are right at the forefront. Nobody does what they do as well …

Album after album, Swedish hard rockers Crazy Lixx have continuously etched in stone their reputation as true leaders of the Scandinavian hard rock revival of the 80s. With millions of views for popular videos like “Wild Child” and “Hunter of the” Heart ”on YouTube, outstanding streaming numbers for tracks like“ Blame It On Love ”,“ Hell Raising Women ”and“ XIII ”and“ Wild Child ”being featured in Nicolas Cage’s horror film“ Willy’s Wonderland ” , Crazy Lixx steadily continues its march towards world domination.

List of tracks:

“Enter the dojo”
“Overcome”
“Anthem for America”
“The power”
“To reach”
“The Final Fury”
“Deadly street”
“Caught between rock n ‘roll”
“In the middle of nothing”
“One Fire – One Goal”
“Thief in the night”

“To reach”:

Video “Anthem For America”:

Align:

Danny Rexon – Voice
Jens Anderson – Bass
Jo̩l Cirera РDrums
Chrisse Olsson – Guitar
Jens Lundgren – Guitar


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The Tragically Hip Announces The 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of “Road Apples” https://swedishmusicshop.com/the-tragically-hip-announces-the-30th-anniversary-deluxe-edition-of-road-apples/ https://swedishmusicshop.com/the-tragically-hip-announces-the-30th-anniversary-deluxe-edition-of-road-apples/#respond Thu, 16 Sep 2021 13:30:58 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/the-tragically-hip-announces-the-30th-anniversary-deluxe-edition-of-road-apples/ Tragically hip – Photo: Jim Herrington The Tragically Hip announced the release of a special version of their second album, Road apples 30th Anniversary Deluxe, Friday October 15. The disc will be available in full editions of CDs and Pure Audio vinyl and Blu-ray audio boxes. Created to mark the 30th anniversary of the group’s […]]]>


Tragically hip – Photo: Jim Herrington

The Tragically Hip announced the release of a special version of their second album, Road apples 30th Anniversary Deluxe, Friday October 15. The disc will be available in full editions of CDs and Pure Audio vinyl and Blu-ray audio boxes.

Created to mark the 30th anniversary of the group’s second studio album, which became their first record to reach number 1 in Canada, the Road apples The 30th Anniversary Deluxe Editions have been carefully crafted with input from every living member of the group. The result is a deep dive behind the scenes of what made this album one of the most beloved in The Tragically Hip’s vast catalog.

With all tracks completely remastered in 2021 by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in Nashville, for the first time ever, fans will hear the band’s music with all the courage, drive and passion of their original recordings, just past the studio of registration. with them. The physical box set (CD and vinyl) editions of the release will contain special Dolby Atmos, 7.1, 5.1 and binaural mixes by Richard Chycki from Road apples and five cuts of Saskadelphia, guaranteeing fans a one-of-a-kind listening experience. Fans and collectors will also appreciate the all-new artwork for each of the packages in the physical boxes.

The release’s expansive deluxe editions are filled with rare and more unreleased tracks that have never been heard before, recounting The Tragically Hip’s. Road apples era, including: Road apples, the original album remastered in 2021 by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in Nashville. Saskadelphia, as published earlier this year. Live at the Roxy Los Angeles, May 3, 1991, originally recorded for a Westwood One radio show, often hacked and sought after by fans for many years. It has been remastered and expanded and includes the rare “Killer Whale Tank” version of “New Orleans Is Sinking”. This legendary Roxy show is now a double vinyl album. This album is available exclusively as a physical product. Also, Hoof heart, an album of demos, excerpts and unreleased alternative versions.

Fans new and old will appreciate the intimate and rare items from the group’s personal collection, as well as the fan collections that are part of the physical deluxe box editions. A 36-page booklet contains essays from Bruce Dickinson (who originally signed them with MCA Records in the US) and producer / engineer Mark Vreeken, both of whom have been central to The Tragically Hip’s careers; reproductions of original handwritten lyrics by Gord downie personal notebooks; never-before-seen photos from the Kingsway Studio and Road Apples era recording sessions; and a moving tribute to the late producer Don Smith, along with other group commentaries.

Recorded in 1990 in New Orleans at Daniel Langlois’ Kingsway Studio in an old mansion overlooking the French Quarter by a group of young men from Kingston, Ontario – singer Gord Downie, guitarists Rob Baker and Paul Langlois, bassist Gord Sinclair, and drummer Johnny Fay – Road apples was first released in 1991. Guided by producer Don Smith and engineer Bruce Barris, the band created an album that produced an avalanche of gritty rock ‘n’ roll with relentless quality, like a flood of blues which struggles to be contained. Road apples contains some of their best-known songs including “Little Bones”, “Fiddler’s Green”, “Long Time Running” and “Three Pistols”. The album is now approaching certified double diamond status in Canada.

Road Apples Deluxe CD Box:

CD 1 – Road apples 2021 remaster:
“Small bones”
“Twist my arm”
“Cordelia”
“Luxury”
“Born in the water”
“Running for a long time”
“Bring it all back”
“Three pistols”
“Struggle”
“About”
“The fiddler’s green”
“The last of the unpicked gems”

CD 2 Saskadelphia:
“Ouch”
“Not necessary”
“Montreal (Live)”
“Crack my spine like a whip”
“Just as well”
“Reformed Baptist Blues”

CD 3 Live At The Roxy, Los Angeles May 3, 1991:
“Small bones”
“She did not know”
“Twist my arm”
“Highway girl”
“Cordelia”
“By runoff”
“Luxury”
“Three pistols”
“Struggle”
“I’ll believe in you (or I’ll leave you tonight)”
“New Orleans is sinking”
“About”
“Running for a long time”
“Blow at high dough”
“All Canadian Surf Club”

CD 4 Hoof heart (An album of unreleased demos, outtakes & alternative versions):
“Cordelia” (Released)
“Bring It All Back” (February 1990 demo)
“Fiddler’s Green” (alternate version)
“Combat” (Outtake)
“Born in the water” (outing)
“Little Bones” (alternative acoustic version)
“If You Lived Here” (June 1990 demo of an unreleased song)
“Angst On The Planks” (Demo version of “Cordelia”)
“The Last of the Unpicked Gems” (unabridged version)

Blu-ray Road Apples & Saskadelphia Blu-ray Dolby Atmos, 7.1, 5.1, Binaural Mixes:
“Small bones”
“Twist my arm”
“Cordelia”
“Luxury”
“Born in the water”
“Running for a long time”
“Bring it all back”
“Three pistols”
“Struggle”
“About”
“The fiddler’s green”
“The last of the unpicked gems”
“Ouch”
“Not necessary”
“Crack my spine like a whip”
“Just as well”
“The Reformed Baptist Blues”.

Pre-order Road apples 30th anniversary edition.

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UK’s latest cassette tape store appeals to nostalgic music lovers https://swedishmusicshop.com/uks-latest-cassette-tape-store-appeals-to-nostalgic-music-lovers/ https://swedishmusicshop.com/uks-latest-cassette-tape-store-appeals-to-nostalgic-music-lovers/#respond Sat, 11 Sep 2021 16:00:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/uks-latest-cassette-tape-store-appeals-to-nostalgic-music-lovers/ By Imran Marashli / AFP, MANCHESTER, England Tucked away in a corner on the top floor of a covered market in Manchester, England is the UK’s last store dedicated to selling cassettes. Mars Tapes bundles around 1,000 cassettes, a Coca-Cola radio, boom boxes, vintage editions of the Walkman cassette player, and other cassette-related accessories into […]]]>


  • By Imran Marashli / AFP, MANCHESTER, England

Tucked away in a corner on the top floor of a covered market in Manchester, England is the UK’s last store dedicated to selling cassettes.

Mars Tapes bundles around 1,000 cassettes, a Coca-Cola radio, boom boxes, vintage editions of the Walkman cassette player, and other cassette-related accessories into a compact retail unit smaller than one of the streetcars. from the city.

Hits from stars like Elvis Presley, Florence and the Machine, and Lewis Capaldi line its shelves, while classic tracks provide a musical backdrop, taking customers back in time.

Photo: AFP

The store was established in 2019 by an eclectic group of people united by a love of music, said co-founder Giorgio Carbone.

Spanish sound engineer Borja Regueira, 28, and his girlfriend Moira Lorenzo, 27, initially proposed to set up a cassette-only store.

Italian Carbone, 30 and 28, journalist and musician Alex Tadros supported the idea and merged the store with the group’s label.

Photo: AFP

The store is part of a nostalgic trend of cultural consumption accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

People have turned to reading books and watching classic movies and TV series to avoid boredom and find escape during shutdowns.

Sales of vinyl – the predecessor of pocket-sized plastic cassettes in music distribution – reached their highest level since the 1990s in the UK last year.

Modern artists such as Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa and Selena Gomez have recently released cassettes, bringing UK cassette sales to around 157,000 last year – the highest figure since 2003.

Mass production of cassettes began in the 1960s, with 2.4 million cassette players produced and sold worldwide by 86 different manufacturers in 1968.

However, their heyday in the UK ended with the explosion of CD sales in the 1980s and 1990s, leaving some music fans to yearn for a bygone era.

Warehouse manager Mark Williams, 38, browsed the Mars Tapes collection with an analog camera hanging from his neck and said his interest stemmed from “nostalgia more than anything.”

“I am a child of the 80s and 90s, I grew up with cassettes. It’s tangible, something you own physically, not just downloaded data, ”he said.

However, the rise in cassette consumption is not confined to an older generation looking to relive their youth.

Younger listeners also increasingly prefer to savor music rather than mindlessly skipping online playlists and endlessly scrolling through social media.

“People like the idea of ​​having something physical. Lately especially, with the coronavirus and the lockdown, it’s a way to enjoy music more, ”Carbone said. “There is a lot of work behind a tape. It’s something that we have lost over time, appreciating what we have and listening to something more than once and not just skipping it.

Care assistant Jane Fielding, 22, occasionally listens to tapes on her walkman.

“I like the simplicity – there are no distractions, no notifications on my phone,” she said.

Most tapes cost no more than 10 ($ 13.83), with prices reaching 50 for limited edition products.

Cassettes are cheaper and easier to produce than vinyl, and Mars Tapes is limiting its runs based on genre and group to keep costs down, Carbone said.

The store acquires inventory from websites such as eBay, individual donations, and record labels like Universal Music Group, while the record label of Carbone, Tadros and Regueira supports local independent groups by purchasing their tapes.

“In Italy, there is no such musical culture. It’s good to be here because there are a lot of people who are passionate about cassettes, ”said Carbone. “We thought cassettes were the most affordable way to make records and help bands.”

Socially conscious listeners also want independent artists to make a good living from their work instead of filling the coffers of streaming giants like Spotify and Apple Music.

Last year, streaming services accounted for 80% of UK music consumption, but came under criticism for musicians not changing.

“You own the music and support the artist, big and small,” Carbone added.

He said it seemed ‘crazy’ to occupy a larger unit after the UK’s winter 2021 lockdown and the economic damage it caused.

However, Manchester City Council grants and vacation rentals have helped Mars Tapes survive.

Carbone said he believed cassettes would remain a “niche” interest, but demand would remain stable.

“There is something about the sounds of the cassettes that is just different,” he said.

Potential customer John Yates, a 45-year-old store manager, agreed.

“It sounds better on cassettes, very different from listening on the radio – it’s another level,” he said.

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