Stockholm Songwriting Camp is back

Published February 2016

Being actively concerned about equality, encouraging multiculturalism and being gender neutral Stockholm Songwriting Camp wants to embrace the inspiration and nurture the artistic expression of songwriters and producers everywhere.

Stockholm Songwriting Camp was launched in January 2015.

- It was very successful last time and now we are investing long term in the songwriting camp, says Björn Ulvaeus, one of the initiators of the camp and the owner of the house.

The premiere Stockholm Songwriting Camp in 2015 saw the inception of several songs including two entries during Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Macedonia’s ”Autumn Leave’s” was composed and written by Joacim Persson and Azerbaijan’s ”Hour of the Wolf” written by Nicolas Rebscher, Nicklas Lif and Lina Hansson during the Camp in Stockholm.

In addition several pop songs met the public ears including Conchita Wurst’s ”Firestorm” written and produced by Joacim Persson, Sebastian Arman and Aleena Gibson (who was an additional writer not at the camp), and the song ‘Step to my beat’ which the ‘pop dynamo’ Ronika co-wrote at the camp with Nicolas Rebscher. It was also featured in The Guardians pop playlist.

The 2016 attendees include writers from America, England, Sweden, South Sudan, Australia, France and Jamaica and have written and released songs with artists such as One Direction, Cee Lo Green, Joshua Radin, Zara Larsson, Kylie Minogue, Avicii and Rihanna.

- We pride ourselves on working for the writers and what makes us different from a lot of camps is the fact that we do not claim any publishing rights, all property is the writers – we are simply the meeting place, says Niclas Molinder, founder and co-owner of the camp and founder of Auddly.

Auddly is a Stockholm innovation formed to facilitate royalty distribution and copyright management for music creators. Auddly is a web-based community that gathers all information about a musical piece in one place, as an independent bridge between the music industry’s copyright owners and master owners.

Stockholm Songwriting Camp launched in Paris September 2016, and in London October 2016. The next Stockholm Song Writing Camp in Stockholm is to be held in January 2017. For more info, visit songwritingcamps.com