Having dropped a slew of increasingly expressive and adventurous releases since 2018, Boy In Space shares his debut EP ‘FRONTYARD’ – the biggest creative statement of his career to date. The EP is launched alongside the brand new single ‘Sucker Punch’.
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Don't Call Me has been certified platinum on Gaon for more than 250,000 copies sold. This is SHINee's first certification as a group. Don't Call Me is now SHINee's best-selling album. The song "Attention" album track #7 is Co-written by Karl-Oskar "Cage" Gummesson.
Daniel Caesar and Ludwig Lindell is nominated by The Swedish Music Publishers Association, in the category "This years international success"
The Swedish MPA Awards, is an annual award that honors Swedish songwriters, lyricists and composers of both popular and classical music in 9 different categories.
The motivation of the jury,
Daniel Caesar & Ludwig Lindell (Caesar & Loui)
Långt innan svensk media började skriva om K-pop gjorde producent- och låtskrivarduon Caesar & Loui hits till några av genrens absolut största grupper, med återkommande topplaceringar på listor i Sydkorea och Japan. De senaste tolv månadernas framgångar inkluderar musik på BTS Map of the Soul:7 – det första albumet av en asiatisk grupp som toppat listorna på världens fem största musikmarknader.
Riva Taylor is out with a powerful song titled "Woman". Such a personal one, I loved making this for you. More from these amazing women soon...they tell a story - Riva Taylor
Co-written by by Martin Hansen & Peta Jeffress
Laurell returns to the mic once more with “Habit” - a song with a highly infectious melody. Entertaining and self-reflective, Laurell’s unusual, distinctive and powerful voice is shaped by R&B influences and is reminiscent of artists such as Jessie Reyez, Anna Marie, Sia or Bebe Rexha. A driving beat that unfolds its energetic impression fully from the very first tone, “Habit” is an exciting precursor to Laurell’s upcoming solo-album.
Co-written & Produced by Thomas Stengaard.
Mike Perry teams up with Mila Josef on this melodic track. "After one year of covid there's probably a million things i would do instead if i ruled the world, but please enjoy my pre-pandemic thoughts!" - Mila Josef
Co-written by Anders Gukko and Kamilla Bayrak
BTS lands its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with the biggest week of 2020 for any release.
22 Songwriters Who Collaborated With BTS On “MAP OF THE SOUL: 7”
BTS‘s upcoming album has a total of 20 songs; 5 are from their previous album, MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA, and the remaining 15 are brand new. In addition to BTS’s go-to producers, here 22 talented songwriters who had the honor of working with BTS on MAP OF THE SOUL: 7.
The newly-reformed Pussycat Dolls performed in public together for the first time in a decade over the weekend. With an amazing choreography they performed a greatest hits medley on X Factor including their new single “React” written by the Kennel writer Johan Gustafson, together with Will Simms, Hannah Wilson and Georgina Buchanan.
Three and a half decades after being one of the driving forces behind “We Are the World” and “Hands Across America,” manager Ken Kragen is shifting the focus of his charitable efforts from hunger to the big heat. He’s looking to marshal the same kind of all-star forces and populist appeal that came together in the mid-’80s for a new song, “Hands Around the World,” that’s designed to raise funds and awareness to combat climate change.
The creative driver on this new single-in-progress is A.R. Rahman, the composer and songwriter whose career ranges from two Oscars for “Slumdog Millionaire” to a recent single and live collaboration with U2 in his native India. Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz wrote some of the lyrics for the new song, which also has a team of international co-writers in Poland’s Julia Zuzanna Sokolowska, K-pop hit songwriter Daniel Caesar and Kevin Doucette, who worked on the theme for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
GAMMAL (Peg Parnevik and Pontus Petersson) is nominated for "Band of the Year" in the prestigious P3 Guld Award. The gala will be broadcast live on Swedish TV and radio on January 20, 2020.
"It was the first of its kind."
Regularly, listeners erroneously describe K-pop as a “genre” of music. But unlike Europop, the geographic notation of “K-pop” doesn’t immediately bring a single sonic style to mind. *Though many, many songs coming out of the South Korean pop scene have played with tonal shifts and BPM switcheroos, few have done so with such aplomb as Girls’ Generation’s 2013 hit “I Got a Boy” -- which is often compared to Queen’s tone-hopping epic “Bohemian Rhapsody” due to its pristinely chaotic approach to jumping between musical elements.
Billboard magazine is celebrating the 2010's with essays on the 100 KPOP songs that they feel most define the decade. The Kennel has 4 songs within Top50!
No 2. Red Velvet, “Red Flavor” (Caesar & Loui)
No 5. Girls' Generation, “I Got a Boy” (Sarah Lundbäck)
No 33. f(x), “Rum Pum Pum Pum” (Erik Lewander & Iggy Strange Dahl)
No 43. Loona/Odd Eye Circle, “Girl Front” (Ollipop & Hayley Aitken)
From left: John Rosén, Erik Lewander, Iggy Strange Dahl, Kamilla Bayrak, Cecilia Nykvist, Darius Kaya, Adele Cechal, Pernilla Svanström, Jenny Hermansson (Spotify) and Helen McLaughlin. Sitting: Josefin Glenmark.
"While the Indonesian market is not as well known as Asian powerhouses like South Korea or Japan, its potential is luring major labels and forward-thinking international producers. Swedish hit-making collective The Kennel, started to compose songs for Indonesian artists as early as 2013."
As the powerful colossus China is now seriously starting to implement copyright protection, its revenue will of course increase avalanche.
The Kennel has, through many years of successful work on the Asian market, a huge opportunity in China. A joint venture company - TK Music - has been started together with the leading Chinese music company Taihe. The company will provide productions and place local copyrights. We become like a bridge between the western market and China and for our songwriters and producers this will mean lots of new opportunities. TK Music will work with the entire domestic Chinese market and we already have employees in Beijing working to pitch our roster and productions.
Born and raised in Malaysia, Julia Duclos talks about her upcoming EP which was recorded and produced by The Kennel in Stockholm, Sweden.
(Kennel writers: Pontus Petersson, Matilda Frommegård, Josefin Glenmark, Andrei Amartinesei and Adele Cechal)