Songwriters

 

INTERNATIONAL WRITERS

 

JIN SUK CHOI aka JIN X JIN

As a member of Dsign Music, Jin Suk Choi has been involved in 23 US Billboard No 1’s, over 25 million records sold as a songwriter, more than 200 releases worldwide, an array of international No 1’s, Top 3’s, 5’s and 10’s. Born in Seoul, Korea, Jin Suk Choi has been pushing the boundary of his music as an artist, multi-platinum songwriter and producer. Unique and eclectic are words used often to describe Jin’s music.

CHE POPE

Grammy Award-winning producer and US music industry veteran. He has worked alongside Dr. Dre at Aftermath Records, where he produced and wrote for Eminem, Santana and 50 Cent. In 2013 Che co-executive produced Kanye West’s sixth solo album “Yeezus” along with Rick Rubin. He co-produced the two leading singles off this Billboard #1 album; “Bound 2” and “Black Skinheads.”

WILL SIMMS

Will Simms is a cutting edge established multi-award winning record producer & songwriter. Will is also a recording signed to Island Records. Will’s solo project comes with some great features from established artists on various singles. The project launched Nov 2016 with his debut single ”Chariot” Featuring Stylo G. The record has also been picked up for the feature lm and soundtrack for Usain Bolts ”My life”..

TESMOND ROWE

Born in Jamaica where he remained up to the age of 12 where he soaked up the local vibes and developed a passion for music. Upon moving to London music became his closest friend. The big break came for Taz in 2004 when he hooked up with Dizzee Rascal to produce and co-write a track that would launch Dizzees career and provide him with his biggest record to date: ‘Just A Rascal’.

BOBII LEWIS

Bobii Lewis is 25 years old from North London. Having had an interest in music and singing from the age of 11, Bobii has a wide variety of musical influences, such as Kanye West, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley and Stevie Wonder. These artists combined have encouraged Bobii to develop his own sound. His style is exclusive, by successfully combining a trap ow, with reggae and his soulful lyrics, he has almost created a genre of his own.

BROOKE TOIA

Brooke is a 25 year old Australian artist and songwriter based in Stockholm. Having only signed with the Kennel in 2015, she started to gain some great cuts quite quickly in the latin and Scandinavian market, some include “Spell On Me” – Adelén (Norway), ‘Wanna Belong’ – Favorite Child feat. Erik Rapp (Sweden), ‘Déjá Vu’ – CD9 (Latin America). In mid 2016 she signed as an artist to Unleashed Recordings, going by artist name Brooklnn and her debut single ‘Brandy’ is released June this year.

GAVIN JONES

Gavin Jones is a half-British, half-Swedish songwriter with credits including Zara Larsson’s ‘Uncover’, Little Mix ‘DNA’, GOT7 ‘Just Right’, Pixie Lott, Alexandra Burke, Mohombi, The Fooo Conspiracy etc. Upcoming cuts and holds include Joel Adams, Shawn Hook (Hollywood Records), Louis Tom- linson (Syco) and Leony (Sony).

MOONSHINE

Stockholm-based track writers and music producers Moonshine a.k.a Jonatan Gusmark & Ludvig Evers are a new addition to EKKO Music Rights’ fast-growing roster of internationally active writers and producers. Moonshine are graduates of Rytmus Music School in Stockholm and have also graduated from highly prestigious music college Musikmakarna Music School in north of Sweden.

ANDREW CHOI

Andrew Choi is a Korean-American singer/songwriter and one of the most sought after topliners on the K-pop and J-pop scenes. Andrew started his songwriting career in Korea in 2011, and soon his incredible toplining ability attracted lots of A&R executives at Asian labels.
He has worked with various superstar artists such as EXO, 2PM, TVXQ and Exile.

RABIH JABER

In 2009 Rabih entered the highly prolific TV-talent show Idol Sweden and the Swedish public embraced Rabih’s charismatic and original voice. He eventually finished on a honourable 7th place in the competition and had by then created quite a sizeable fan base. Shortly thereafter he enrolled ”Let’s Dance” – one of Sweden’s most popular TV-entertainment shows. He also released his chart-topping smash hit single ”Hurricane” which built his brand stronger.

KAREN POOLE

“Ivor Novello” nominated writer Karen Poole has had over 25 Top 10 hits and worked with an array of international artists including David Guetta, Galantis, Lily Allen, Kylie Minogue, William Orbit, Giorgio Moroder, Sugababes and many others. Karen Poole’s latest and upcoming releases include Galantis’ new single “Rich Boy”, Pete Tong feat Cookie “Lola’s Theme”, Netsky feat Paije “Who Knows”, DJ Snake feat Dakota “Chasing The Sun” to name a few.

DEEZ

Deez is a neo-soul/R&B singer-songwriter/producer located in Seoul. He made his mainstream K-pop debut with Rain’s single “Only You” in 2008, and has since then been writing and producing a string of of K-pop R&B/Soul in uenced classics such as “Ace” (Taemin), “Love, Love, Love” (EXO), “Neon”, “Aurora” (Jonghyun), “Light Me Up” (Red Velvet), “Apology” (TVXQ), etc.

CAZZI OPEIA

Raw and full of bite, with the looks of a young Marilyn Monroe gone bad, this Swedish recracker is ready to take on the world. Club kid with a taste for anything that sparkles, Cazzi Opeia is a rising star. Her songwriting style takes inspiration from pop, electro, techno, soul and dance music. This combined makes Cazzi Opeia a superb topline writer.

EFRAIM LEO

19-year old Swedish singer-songwriter Efraim Leo is an outstanding writing talent and despite his young age he’s already an accomplished performer and artist. Evidence of this is the buzz he already created in the music industry, where he just signed a worldwide record deal with the US label 300 Entertainment. Efraim is currently writing with various writers for his upcoming debut EP.

JeL

JeL a.k.a. Alex Karlsson and Alexej Viktorovitch are turning heads not only as artists, they are also quickly turning into the most in demand writing/production team in Stockholm.
With one of the most unique yet commercial sounds to come out of Sweden since Avicii and the ability to cater their sound to any genre. They seem to be unstoppable.

CHIEF 1

Lars Pedersen, better known as Chief 1, has worked with Danish artists like Outlandish, Ace of Base, Nik & Jay etc. In the ’80s Chief 1 was a part of the hip hop group Rockers by Choice, and in 2012 he started the record company RE:A:CH together with Remee. Chief 1 is also known for his contributions to the Danish Eurovision Song Contest, and earlier this year he released his first song as a solo artist.

LOLENE BELCROFT

Lolene began singing backing vocals for Martina Topley-Bird. Lolene moved to Los Angeles and signed to Beluga Heights/Sony ATV after being discovered by record producer J.R. Rotem (Rihanna, Britney Spears) and his manager Zach Katz. Lolene launched her own music label and media group 21:12 Entertainment in 2014.

HUGO SOLIS

Hugo Solis is a brilliant topliner, singer and musician from Barcelona, Spain. He started his career as a pop/rock artist, touring with his band in Europe and the US. Two albums and one EP later, and after several television performances in Norway, he found his true calling working in the studio creating music full time. An allround producer and topliner, Hugo’s style ranges between pop, rock, funk, K-pop, J-pop and latino music.

NOVA MILLER

Stockholm-teen Nova Miller is no ordinary 15 year old. Gifted with a five octave vocal range and sound beyond her years, Nova is also a multi instrumentalist, songwriter and dancer. Nova Miller is emerging as one of the most promising teen breakout acts to hit the scene.

LEONY

“Leony“ is Leonie Burger from Cham Germany, aged 19. She is a very talented singer, musician and songwriter. She has played in several bands and projects and writes her own songs since she was 13. Leony is constantly travelling the world and has currently written over a 100 songs for her debut album with numerous of world class songwriters. The songs and the productions of her debut album is well underway, it’s fresh, it’s unique, it’s real! She has a worldwide Deal with Sony Music/RCA UK.

TIMO OIVA

Timo Oiva is a Finnish songwriter signed to Warner/Chappell Music Finland. He has written for both domestic & international artists and he has gained experience on several international co-write sessions. Timo has one gold record in Finland. He is interested in all genres from art gallery noise via punk to pop. Not too picky, one can say!

CHARLIE GRÖNVALL

Singer and guitarist Charlie writes most songs for the band Bracelettogether with the swedish producer and composer Jimmy Jansson. Lately, Charlie has been focusing on the songwriting and pop sound, this time also with new and more co-writes. Charlie was the 2nd runner-up in the Swedish Idol final in 2016.

AYAK THIIK

A uniquely talented London-based songwriter, vocal producer and vocalist with contribution to 9 #1 singles and over 25 Top 10 records. Ayak Thiik’s love for music was evident at an early age, and she was able to sing before she could talk. Following a brief career as a recording artist in Germany where she was signed to Stereo Wonderland/Polydor Records, Ayak collaborated with house music legends Milk & Sugar on two UK chart topping hits (peaking at #1 and #2, respectively).

cold.CTY

Music production duo cold.CTY a.k.a. Andrei Amartinesei and Pontus Petersson are bringing you that urban avored pop production that speaks for a whole new generation. While Inspired by their Swedish music legacy, cold.CTY are also paying tribute to the top modern, hip-hop/R&B-oriented Toronto sound lead by pioneers such as Drake. By drawing inspiration from all these different worlds, cold.CTY have developed a new sound that is bound to make its way straight into the charts of tomorrow.

JAY & RUDY

Jay & Rudy is a songwriter duo consisting of Jakob Mihoubi and Rudi Daouk. The two have known each other since elementary school and have always shared their passion for music. They have been travelling to South Korea several times to write for numerous artists from S.M. Entertainment. This has resulted in them writing the single ”Rewind” for the artist Zhoumi, a member of the group Super Junior. Zhoumi later on won different awards for the record ‘Rewind’.

NATALI PERSSON

21 years old singer, songwriter and producer Natali Persson is signed to RMV Publishing, founded by Benny Andersson, Mona Aghai and Ludvig Andersson.

JUNGLEBO!

Junglebo! (pronounced Jungleboy) a.k.a Nate Masuku is a producer and songwriter hailing from London, UK. His diversity as writer & producer shows in his work through his hybrid sound of ”pop with an edge”. A mix of EDM/Pop and all the various influences of an urban city like London, it is no surprise he has been able to have worked with Matthew Knowles (Destiny’s Child founder and father of Beyoncé) on his girlband ”From Above”.

HERBIE “DIAMOND” CHRICHLOW

Herbie “Diamond” Crichlow was one of the founding original members of the now legendary Cheiron studios, his historic record-breaking works and collaborations with the likes of Max Martin, RedOne, Grammy award winner David Franks and the legendary Denniz Pop have all but changed the face of pop music and continues to wow and inspire the music world today. His unique and trademarked style of songwriting has become a mark of the highest standards in modern music and has given life to a massive string of hits for pop artists like Backstreet Boys, Robyn, Leila K, Drain STH, Five, Al Dimeola and many more.

KRISHANE

Born in Jamaica, Krishane grew up in a world of music being the son of Veteran reggae star Barrington Levy. With a strong passion for music from an early age Krishane started writing and singing from the tender age of just six. At age 11 his singing was spotted at prep school and he was to be known as the “Melodic Bird”. At just 19 Krishane moved to London to sign a world-wide recording and publishing agreement with 1 2 One Entertainment’s Paul Kennedy, who joined forces with Atlantic Records for label services and Sony ATV for publishing.

LOLA DELON

Born and raised in Paris, Lola began her singing & song writing career by the age of 14. After a short-lived honeymoon with Alicia Keys’ production company, she won a nationwide talent competition organized by Virgin Radio in France, which landed her a record deal with a Warner Distribution label. Her album was called “Everybody Relax, We’re All Gonna Die” in France in March 2012. Lola then decided to make the move to Los Angeles where Industry insiders have compared her to Adele and Janis Joplin.

LEA-ANNA GALLIMORE

Exceptional talent both as a vocalist and a songwriter. Lea-Anna wrote the top ten single “Kisses For Breakfast” for Melissa Steel that was picked up by Atlantic. The hit gained huge support and become one of the big summer hits of 2014 in the UK. Lea-Anna was first exposed to music whilst accompanying her mother to a studio sessions and this gave her the belief that she was indeed born to sing and write. Lea-Anna is now working with an array of signed recording artist including Melissa Steel & Krishane and has already gained a number of songs on their debut albums for Atlantic.

HENRIK TALA

Since entering the industry in his late teens, Henrik has been responsible for multiple platinum songs in his home country of Finland and other top 10 records abroad. After graduating from the Clive Davis school at NYU, Henrik has continued to write and produce for numerous artists around the world. His songs have 10’s of millions of youtube views and his latest release, “One Of Those Nights” by Iyaz, reached iTunes #1 in Japan in 2015. He is also part of the artist duo “Alex and The Talai Lama”, as co-writer, co-producer and performer in the group.

JUSTIN STEIN

Artist & songwriter originally from Chicago, Illinois. At 18, Justin toured the country, opening for Jordin Sparks, Jesse McCartney, Raven Symone, and Corbin Bleu to name a few. A graduate of the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at New York University. Justin has frequented stages in NYC at venues ranging from Lincoln Center to The Bitter End and has had the opportunity to collaborate with a wide variety of performers, ranging from Questlove to Patti Lupone. As a songwriter, Justin has placements and holds with several major label artists and is being courted by publishing companies.

ANDREAS OBERG

A platinum certified Swedish songwriter, guitarist, vocal producer who was born in Stockholm, Sweden but has spent many years of his life abroad touring and living part time in Los Angeles since 2006. In 2012, after 10 years as a touring musician, Andreas decided to focus on a career as a songwriter. Since then he has been keeping busy contributing to many #1’s in Japan, Korea etc. with a couple of million physical albums sold to this date. The list of big acts Andreas has written songs for includes: Girl’s Generation, TVXQ, BoA, SHINee, Sexy Zone, Kim Hyun Joong, Kenshou Ono, VIXX amongst many others. Andreas has also been doing work with artists like Inna, Mohombi, Dirty Loops, Danny Saucedo and Christina Milian.

HUANH YANG

Huang Yang is born in 1980 and is today an arranger, composer, lyricist and singer. He also works as a producer for many Chinese artists. He is the first Chinese mainland producer to create and produce for Hollywood movies, and he is the songwriter and producer for the Chinese theme song “Total Recall” for the 2012 Hollywood movie “Total Recall”. He started learning piano at 3, vocal music at 6 and majored in pop music vocal in undergraduate study in Guangzhou Xinghai Conservatory of Music, one of the most prestigious music schools in China, and later took a master degree in University of Victoria, BC of Canada in direction of arrangement and production.

YU TIAN

Yu Tian aka Laird is an artist, songwriter and producer. Yu Tian was born in Shanghai, China and grew up in Toronto, Canada. His voice is inspired by country and soul music, however genres remains pop with influences from electronic music, country music, and reggae. He is very diverse as an artist and is reinventing the sounds of pop music through moulding different cultures and genres together. He writes, arranges and produces all of his material.

HAYLEY AITKEN

Topliner/vocalist from Melbourne, Australia. A formerly signed artist at Island/DefJam records in the U.S and now a signed writer at The Kennel, Hayley has co-written released songs by Lee Hyori – ”Amor Mio”, Namie Amuro – ”Big Boys Cry”, September – ”White Flag”, Eric Saade – “Marching in the name of love”, Sweetbox and has upcoming releases with F(x), Kamaliya and Jessica Ho.

TRINITY

Multi-platinum awarded and Grammy nominated song-writing and music production team Trinity is; Sebastian Lundberg, Johan Gustafson and Fredrik Häggstam. A versatile bunch who come from a background of musicianship. They all play numerous instruments, write and produce. Constantly merging old school with the new and always moving towards the unexpected, Trinity is one of Sweden’s most merciless creators. In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus sancti. Oh yeah!

REMEE

Songwriter/producer who had great success writing for artists such as Shayne Ward, Blue, Robyn, SOAP, Outlandish, L.I.G.A etc. He is also the co-writer of “Superstar” for Christine Milton and Jamelia. In the 90’s Remee was a part of the group Sound of Seduction, and has later become famous for his many contributions to the ESC and as a judge for Danish X-Factor which he won with his artist Emilie Esther.

UWE FAHRENKROG-PETERSEN

For two decades he has been one of the most known and successful international composers/music producers and artists coming from Germany. With a hit record of more than 60 gold and platinum record awards worldwide, multiple international #1 records. A total of over 65 mill. Sold units in USA, UK, Japan and Germany. He was nominated for the “Echo Awards” as a producer of the year two times, and nominated for the German Emmy award as host/judge for the TV show “Pop Stars”.

CHRIS YOUNG

Chris Young is a pop writer and producer based in London signed to Global Publishing and have both written and produced for The Wanted, Lawson, The Saturdays and Union J. Chris established Chestnut Studios back in January 2005 but started his career as an accomplished pianist and brass player. With a love for music production and a background in both classical and pop music, Chris went on to study for a degree in Recording Arts. Following this he worked at Hear No Evil, Sony Music Studios and the Hit Factory New York.

VIKTORIA SIFF EMILIE HANSEN

A very successful singer/songwriter signed to major label Bmg/Chrysalis publishing UK. She works with A list producers, writers and artists all over the UK/US and her work includes singles for Boyzone(UK) and Alicia Keys(US). The Scandinavian singer moved to London in 2010 after having her first top 5 UK hit with rapper Aggro Santos and has since then had numerous top 10 and 20 hits in both UK and Europe. She has been a featuring artist on self-written house records.

ANDREW JACKSON

Andrew Jackson is a London-based, singer, and multi-instrumentalist with international results. Andrew excels in developing versatile talent, with ongoing close involvement with the hotly-tipped Charlotte OC and Rag N Bone Man projects, as well as forthcoming Union J and Pixie Lott cuts. Notably, Andrew has had tremendous success in Japan and SE Asia, where he has cut numerous #1 singles and albums.

JULIA FABRIN

A fantastic young writer, very sweet as a person and a great singer. She wrote “Only Tearsdrops” which won the Eurovision Song Contest and went top 10 in 15 countries and peaked at #5 in Germany and #15 in the UK. Besides that Julia has had cuts in Asia, such as F(X) “Airplane” and shes been writin with people like Cutfather, Soulshock etc.

Engelina Andrina

Engelina Andrina has sold more than 2.5 mill. units worldwide (Billboard top 40, K- pop, EU) both as a songwriter and as an artist. She has worked with talents such as Busta Rhymes, Kylie Minogue, Teddy Riley, and many more. Andrina is very diverse and creates catchy hooks on various genres from RnB, dancehall, pop to club-genres.

 

NATIONAL WRITERS

 

ANNE JUDITH STOKKE WIK

As a member of Dsign Music, Anne Judith Stokke Wik has been involved in 23 US Billboard No 1’s, over 25 million records sold as a songwriter, more than 200 releases worldwide, an array of international No 1’s, Top 3’s, 5’s and 10’s. The smash hit and No.1 single for Ricky Martin “Vente Pa’Ca” streamed more than 1 billion times on YouTube, earning Ronny a SESAC Latin Award 2017!

RONNY VIDAR SVENDSEN

As a member of Dsign Music, Ronny Vidar Svendsen has been involved in 23 US Billboard No 1’s, over 25 million records sold as a songwriter, more than 200 releases worldwide, an array of international No 1’s, Top 3’s, 5’s and 10’s. A pioneer of K-pop smash hits, cutting edge writing and production, winner of numerous awards across the globe and so forth. The smash hit and No.1 single for Ricky Martin “Vente Pa’Ca” streamed more than 1 billion times on YouTube, earning Ronny a SESAC Latin Award 2017!

NERMIN HARAMBASIC

As a member of Dsign Music, Nermin Harambasichas been involved in 23 US Billboard No 1’s, over 25 million records sold as a songwriter, more than 200 releases worldwide, an array of international No 1’s. A pioneer of K-pop smash hits, cutting edge writing and production. Latest releases and hit singles include Japanese superstars Kumi Koda, The Rampage from EXILE, K-Pop acts Twice, EXO, Girls’ Generation, Red Velvet, F(X) and Super Junior to name a few. Not to mention Ricky Martin’s ”Vente Pa’Ca”.

THOMAS HENRIKSEN

Thomas Henriksen runs his own production company called Supersound AS. He has a background as a studio technican and producer at Nidaros Studio. There he worked with several of the top artists of Norway. The last couple of years there have been more songwriting and he has written togheter with Nemoland ”Peace and Plenty” (ABC ́s Combat Hospital) Too Far Gone ”Din vei” and Meyer & Dalhberg ”Vi tenner ild” (OL in Vancouver) Thomas is also a keyboard player professionally.

TOMAS SMÅGESJØ

Tomas is a producer / songwriter, but also a skilled guitar player, bass player and DJ.
Worked in London making music for TV/Promo. National Geographic channel amongst others. He has produced songs for Norwegian hiphop group GODS, also mixed their debut album. Remixed songs for black Metal bands and worked with several well known artists in Norway such as Margaret Berger and Gabrielle. Co-written with many big songwriters and producers and working on several new releases worldwide.

MATS KORAY GENC

Born in Trondheim, Norway starting to produce in an early age that gave him a perspective in possibilities and the musical journey as he started to get influenced by everything around him. As an artist and songwriter he has been involved in various international cuts, projects with major corporations and also by creating and arranging projects on a company level.

CHARITE

Charite started her singer/songwriter career at the age of 12. She got signed to the production company Dsign Music and started working and developing her craft in the studio. She recently got two #1’s on the Billboard World Albums Chart, with songs for Girls Generation’ s “Lion heart” and Red Velvet’s “The Red”. Charite is currently working on her own artist project with Erlend Elvesveen. Together they make the pop duo “NAOKO”. Their first single is to be released in august.

LWAM FESHATZION

27 year old LOUAM a.k.a. Lwam Feshatzion is a songwriter and solo artist signed to daWorks Music Publishing. She is currently making new music with Thomas “JNS” Jones (Toothfairy).

FUTURE DUPER

Benjamin Dan Van Fahre and Lars Berge from Hønefoss, makes up the electric duo Future Duper. The boys have known each other since they were kids, and when they found a common interest in making music they started spending even more time together. The first track they released (on Soundcloud) were actually called Future Duper – an instrumental version of the track that would get them the record deal with Warner Music Norway

KRISTIAN DAHL BERGSLAND

Kristian is the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for the pop band Catching Cooper. He is also an active participant in the Trondheim songwriting community, writing for many artists and travelling worldwide on the job.

CLAIRMONT

Seemingly out of nowhere, Clairmont, or Per Kristian Mikaelsen Enger, which is parents would refer to him as, released his debut single Can ́t Help Myself earlier this year. After he signed with Warner Music Norway fall 2016 the student of real estate law have had enough to keep up with, and in between the music and studies he always finds time to take care of his plants!

BOXXES

BOXXES a.k.a. Martin Kaasa & Joakim Arnt Holmen is a Norwegian music production duo founded in 2013. Upon graduating the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in 2014 they relocated to Oslo, and have since worked with both big and upcoming norwegian artists, including Sandra Lyng, Jesper Jenset, Kjartan Lauritzen, Matilda and Pasha. They’ve also worked with big international topliners and writers through writing camps, including Pretty Sister, Betty Who, Paul Phamous and DYO.

JIM

JIM is 25 year old Jim Bergsted. And JIM is the project that captures the essence of who Jim is. Jim lives and breathes music. There was never anything else. Growing up in Norway, Jim was a central character in all things music related in his hometown Moss; DJ ́ing in the local youth club at ten, and taking over the running of the local music venue. Jim resides in a musical universe, forging his own path. As an artist and songwriter, he is ambitious, bold and open minded. And the goal? To write the perfect song!

NINA GRØDAHL

Nina is a Norwegian singer and topliner graduating from The Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts in 2015 with a bachelor in music. She’s also producing her own music videos under the artist name Nina G. Over the last year she’s performed at events like Oslo Pride, Nordic Music Video Awards, Rockefeller & Oslo Spektrum. In December 2016 Nina G won ‘Best Music Video’ in the UK SONGWRITING COMPETITION for the song ‘I like you better when you ugly’. Nina is currently relocating to London.

SIV MARIT EGSETH

Discovered at Song:Expo writing camp in Norway, Siv Marit has since then gone from strength to strength. A constant collaborator with international writers Dsign Music, Che Pope and Will Simms. Siv Marit attended SM Entertainment’s international writing camp late last year which resulted in cuts with the label’s multiplatinum acts.

SILJE HAAVET GOLDEN

Silje broke her first piggy-bank when she was six, bought some equipment and started recording pop songs off the radio. With her knack for catchy pop and lyrical concepts, she has worked with producers such as Simen Eriksrud & Espen Berg, Jesper Borgen, Chris Sernel, Juan Ayala, and artists such as Iselin Solheim, OMVR, Julie Bergan and Venior. Recently, she has had cuts with DJ Sebastien, Zhana Bergendorff, Linus Östlund and Kalimba. She is now a part of PhatCat studios in Oslo.

ERLEND ELVESVEEN

Erlend Elvesveen is a producer and composer based in Trondheim. He has worked with well known Norwegian acts such as Fröder, Emilie Nicolas, Bendik and The Fjords. Erlend has written music for several award winning movies.

PETTER VÅGAN

Petter Vågan is a Norwegian singer, guitarist, composer and producer. He is the bandleader, singer, and guitarist of the Norwegian indie electronica band The Fjords, founded in 2013. Vågan is based in Trondheim, where he got a performing master’s degree in improvisation at the Jazz Dept at Trondheim Musikkonservatorium. He has toured extensively in Scandinavia, Russia, U.S., Japan, China, South Africa, Canada, Germany, and the Netherlands, and collaborated with a heap of musicians in Norway.

ELSA SØLLESVIK

Artist and songwriter Elsa Søllesvik is one half of the Sony Music Norway, Polar Artist and Artist Vision signed duo “Elsa & Emilie”. “Elsa & Emilie” released their second studio album in january 2017 and played both Trondheim Calling and By:larm in 2017.

NADIA WARHOLM ESSAHLI

Nadia is a Trondheim based solo artist, musician and songwriter. Her music is somewhere in the landscape of organic pop and massive ballads, and memorable lyrics. She’s been attending Song:Expo since the age of 14 and is now back for the National and Nordic camp.

KAROLINE SLEMMEN

Karoline Slemmen is a 20 year old songwriter, born and raised in a small town in Norway. At the age of 17 she moved to Los Angeles to start a career as an artist. She is now back in Norway attending Song:Expo for the first time.

CAMILLA NORDERUD

Camilla North is a singer/songwriter from Norway with a unique voice. Her music blends between organic acoustic sounds, in an electronic atmosphere where the piano is the lead instrument. In the pop and soul genre she is mostly known for her ballads, with lyrics touching upon life experiences and dreams. Press in both Norway and Britain have been touting her as one to watch!

SAIMA IREN MIAN

Saima is a R&B/Soul/Pop singer and songwriter. Former member of the girl group ”Irresistible” (X Factor 2010, part final in the Norwegian Eurovision Song Contest 2012). Since going solo she has been writing songs for herself and others and co-wrote the song ”Paradise” for ”Girls Generation” in 2015. This year Saima participated in the Norwegian ESC again, but this time in the final and with the girl group ”In Fusion”. She is currently working on her first single release.

TROND HILLESTAD

Trond Hillestad has worked in music for 25 years. Both as a studio engineer, vocal producer, producer and songwriter. He has worked on tracks for for nordic films, X-factor, Eurovision, Local artist, Chris Medina, Fingaz and many more. He has worked as an engineer and vocal producer in Stargate Studios and run his own studio in Trondheim.

ELVIRA ALDEVINGE

Swedish, Oslo based Elvira Aldevinge is a singer, pianist and songwriter fascinated of old soul, groovy jazz and pop.

MENTAL AUDIO

Mental Audio is a producer duo from Norway formed by Eirik Johansen and Jan Hallvard Larsen. Their combined creativity and shared taste for cutting-edge productions makes them a great team. Mental Audio co-wrote the smash hit “Big Boys Cry” during their first Song:Expo, which was released by Asian superstar Namie Amuro. The song reached #4 on the Japanese Oricon Single Charts and peaked at #1 on the Japanese Oricon Album Charts.

MARTIN MULHOLLAND

Martin Mulholland is a singer/songwriter, artist and music producer with a diversity of skills and qualities. Respected worldwide for his topline abilities and have had several great cuts both in Europe and Asia. Merits includes EXO, Super Junior, Isac Elliot, Shinee amongst others.
Mulholland has penned more than 30 released songs so far as an international songwriter and producer.

MARI MYRHOLT

Songwriter and artist from based in Oslo. After various TV shows and appearances she committed fully to songwriting where her talent and hard work was recognized, and put in to motion. In 2013 she joined a UK rock/pop band in Macau at Hard Rock café for a 6 month contract, which she gained a great deal of experience. During her time in Macau she was invited to Los Angeles, where she ́s been up to 3 months at a time working with top class producers and songwriters from around the world.

TOM HUGO

Originally from Kristiansand, Norway, is a platinum-awarded top-liner with catchy melody-hooks as his nerdy superpower. He moved to Hamburg in 2007 to concur the world as a recording artist, but eventually ended up breaking internationally as a songwriter through songs written with twice Echo (German Grammy) nominated afro-soul artist Y’akoto. At Song:Expo 2012, Tom discovered J-pop for the first time, and the following year he had his first cut with Korean superstars SHINee.

CHRIS HOLSTEN

Chris Holsten signed with Warner Music this spring and his debut single on the Major Label “On My Own” has streamed over 2 million in 5 weeks and in the Top50 charts. This young talent debuted as a songwriter with a #1 hit for Korean girl group Red Velvet and their debut single “Happiness”. A few months later he featured on Broiler’s 15 million streams hit single “Rays of Light”. His Solo debut came in 2015 with the beautiful pop track “Layers”. Chris Holsten is all about music and a star for the future!