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by:Songs kicking into motion

By Tomas Lauvland Pettersen Posted: 03. Mar, 2015

by:Songs topliners and songwriters hard at work (photo: Music Norway/Erlend Buflaten)

By:Larm got off to a head-start this weekend with the inaugural by:Songs songwriting sessions kicking off at studios Whiteroom and Tanken on March 1st.

Featuring US music industry reps and Norwegian songwriters and producers working closely together to craft new repertoire, the inaugural by:Songs songwriting camp kicked into full swing on Sun March 1st.

The songwriting camp is the result of a partnership between record labels/publishers Toothfairy and Waterfall, Whiteroom Studios, Kid Management, Warner/Chappel Norway, by:Larm and Music Norway with additional support from the municipalities of Asker and Bærum, Nopa – Society of Composers and Lyricists, Tono as well as Bama, Hansa and Brooklyn Brewery.

 

Toothfairy's Martin Schilde

Says Toothfairy’s Martin Schilde: – We started out on Sunday with 20 producers and 20 top liners. We’ve got super positive feedback from the parties that are involved with the songwriting camp, and we are making sure that everybody are well taken care of. During the first day of the sessions, all teams outlined a song they would be working on. The general feedback has been that by the end of the camp we’ll have a solid batch of finished songs that are destined to find artistic homes. Several parties have signaled that the collaboration initiated here will continue after the by:Songs camp – Phamous has already begun to plan sessions with Thomas Eriksen and Coucheron in LA later this year.

Cashmere Cat manager and Head of by:Larm International, Vegard Waske, chimes in with positive feedback on the camp and its strong roster of talent from Norway, the US, UK and Sweden: – I can’t wait to hear the end results of this and to see if some of the songs eventually will end up as a hit.

by:Songs features more than 40 producers, songwriter, topliners and music industry execs including such top-tier names as :

Amanda Warner (aka MNDR) (Rita Ora, Charli XCX, LIx Y2K, RAC, Tokimonsta and Kelly Rowland)
J-hart (James Abrahart) (Justin Bieber, Jason Derulo, Loreen, Union J, Trey Songz)
Kerli Koiv (Demi Lovato, Pentatonix, Ascap camp writer)
Anthony Vasquez (Arianna Grande, Cee-Lo, Zendaya, Vali, Bebe Rexha ++)
Paul E. Phamous – Frank Ocean, Nick Jonas ( grammy winner)
Jamie Houston (Santana, Miley Cyrus)
Whitney Phillips (Stafford Brother´s, Steve Aoki, Morgan Page, Kylie Minogue)
Eric Rosse (Eric Feldman) (maroon 5, Birdy, Megan Trainor, Tori Amos ++)
Caroline Ailin (Craig David, Grades, Karen Harding, Jasmine Thompson, K Stewart, M.O.)
Thomas Eriksen (Aaliyah, Nico & Vinz, Truls ++)
Coucheron (Warner Music Group US. Mayer Hawthorne og Reb. Moe)
Carl Louis (CLMD, Dan Croll, Discopolis, Axwell, Ary, Warner Chappel LA, Carl Louis ++)
Frøder (CLMD, Frøder, Sony Nordic)
Mr Little Jeans (aka Monica Linn Birkenes) («Pocketknife”)

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