Those of you who have wished for some national updates are now in for a treat :). We have a lot of interesting stuff going on in that department at the moment. Finland’s answer to Justin Bieber: teenage pop-icon and multi-platinum selling artist Robin just released a new album including the song “Tatuoitu” (Ahlstedt, Paalanen, Constantine, Robin). Another piece of good news is an album release from the very belowed and legendary Finnish artist Vicky Rosti, now celebrating 40 years as an artist. Track no.7: Susilapsi (Ahlstedt, Svärd) got the best review (in Finnish) possible! Helsingin Sanomat, Finland’s biggest newspaper called it a real jewel. Another Finnish interesting release is “Mä meen” (Ahlstedt, Finnish lyrics by Nomi, English lyrics by Fuentes) by young and up-coming artist Nomi. This one also produced by N. It will reach out to you on airplay by the end of next week: Stay tuned! I&N
What could be better than winning first place? –Winning it twice! Lately we have had two number ones! Super work from Amna reaching No. 1 on the Japanese digital album chart (including Nalle’s song “Love Inside My Head”). And: Helena Paparizou did it again! Currently #1 on the Greek album chart.
When the wheels are turning fast, there is little time to write and report. This summer also a very pleasant visit: the Swedish Bryan Adams “sound-a-like” Anders Borgius ( Celine Dion, Smokie etc.) came for a four day co-writing session and his sweet voice still echoes in the house. The result: one hit song that already is receiving ovations in the US and one song waiting to be completed. A lot of beer and wine consumed…
More good news: a new market entry; this time China. Chinese artist Jane Zhang is now in the studio recording a song called “Oath to you”. (Co-written with Petri Somer and Herbie Crichlow). In Latin America a great new contact was established and now Sony Music Latin is releasing one of Nalle’s songs. More info will follow… this is exciting!
In the domestic department: a remix, made by Nalle, of “Marjanpoimija” will be released soon. The upcoming teen artist Nomi released a song with Nalle’s drum and synth production
On micro level: business as usual!