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    Groover is a platform that gained traction in the last five years as one of the major places where artists can have people to listen to their tracks, with the possibility of receiving online promotion. As arguably the most...
    Having gotten his start at Warner Music in 1995, Mark Fry worked his way up from a part-time internship to the executive suite, successfully scaling the label ranks over the course of 25 years. He now sits atop the...
    Howard Hertz is a longstanding entertainment lawyer who got his start in Detroit after graduating from Wayne State University, passing the bar in 1976 and setting up his own firm in 1979. Hertz Schram is still located in Detroit...
    Building on decades of success as a songwriter and producer both in the US and Japan, Kenneth Kobori created SURF Music in 2020 as a digital marketplace for musicians to pitch and sell original music to the Asian market....
    Eva Karman Reinhold is one of the more well-known entertainment lawyers in Stockholm's music world, having been active in the industry since the early 90s, first at the Swedish performing rights society, STIM, and then at labels like MNW....
    Having started as General Manager of Universal Sweden at the age 27, Joakim Johansson attained the position of Managing Director at 33, replacing Per Sundin in 2019. Since then, the label has maintained its position as Sweden's largest record...
    Andreas Carlsson rose to fame as one of the most successful songwriters of the late 90s and early 2000s as a part of Sweden's Cheiron crew. Led by Denniz Pop and later Max Martin, they penned hits for Britney...
    From running major labels to combating The Pirate Bay and supporting the rise of Spotify, Per Sundin is one of the most known music executives in Sweden. After leading both Sony and Universal Sweden for 20 years, he moved...
    With over 25 years of experience in the production music space, Patrick Appelgren has spent the last two decades leading the Nordic region of Universal Production Music and more recently as Senior Vice President for Europe, Middle East and...
    Claes Uggla is an A&R and label manager based in Stockholm, with an extensive history of working with Swedish rap artists during the late 90s and 2000s, from Petter and Timbuktu to Promoe, Maskinen and Afasi & Filthy. During...
    Deborah Newman is a former record label executive who spent 20+ years at CBS Records, Columbia Records and Sony Music from the early 70s to early 90s. She played a pivotal role in building out their music and long-form...
    With a background in sales and a longstanding career with both major labels and production music, George Macias has seen many sides of the music business and currently serves as co-CEO of MatchTune, a company that develops AI-powered audio...
    APM Music is one of the world's leading providers of music for visual media, and Adam Taylor has been running the company for over twenty years. Given my recent talks with Epidemic Sound and Artlist, it made sense for...
    Rock Paper Scissors is a PR firm set up by Dmitri Vietze in the late 90s to secure press coverage for international music artists and labels. As of the last decade, that focus has shifted exclusively to music tech...
    Having already interviewed Epidemic Sound, I decided that Artlist would be a good follow-up since the Israeli music tech company has risen the ranks of royalty-free music providers in recent years. In contrast to much of their competition, however,...
    In the last few years, Tracklib has emerged as one of the premier music tech companies in Stockholm alongside the likes of Spotify and Soundcloud. Described as a record store for sampling, they offer up thousands of records in multi-track form...
    In the world of large-scale indoor music events, Bernd Breiter has carved out a singular place for himself. From producing record-breaking DJ shows in Germany to creating some of the most exceptional club events in history, his BigCityBeats umbrella...
    With a catalog of over 35,000 tracks in their audio library, Epidemic Sound has become one of the more prominent successes stories in the Swedish music scene. They've seen significant growth in the last decade and currently sit at...
    Dimitris Lilis is the founder of Athens-based indie label, Just Gazing Records. I found out about him from Thanasis Christodoulou, an artist for whom he’d produced an album in 2016. Dimitris was supposedly well-connected and knowledgeable about the Greek music industry,...
    I learnt about Armand Thomassian through my interviews with Rodolphe Plisson and Pierre-Michel Levallois, both of whom had worked with him at Universal Production Music France. But it seemed Armand had a storied career even prior to joining the label, having founded a popular...