YouTube, PRS and SACEM back songwriting camp’s global expansion

YouTube, PRS For Music and Sacem have come together with song project platform Auddly to help a Swedish songwriting camp execute its global ambitions.

Starting in 2015, the Stockholm Songwriting Camp has gathered some of the world’s top songwriters and producers for a three day writing session in a hotel in Stockholm.

Now, the Swedish songwriting initiative is launching similar camps in Paris in September and London in October.

The Songwriting Camps in Stockholm have resulted in several released songs, including “Awesome” by Nicole Cross. Many more are on hold and, say organizers, being actively recorded by major acts.

The camp credits its ability to help forge collaborations and relationships with highly talented writers, including Whitney Phillips and Albin Nedler.

Other supporters of the camp include international confederation of authors CISAC, while its producer setup is made possible by technical sponsors such as M-Audio, Air Music Tech, Genelec, Fender and Aston Mics.

The future ambition is to have annual camps in London, Paris and Stockholm, as well as expanding to other territories such as Australia, Asia and the US.

“We are pleased to support this initiative and look forward to helping more songwriters to connect and build their knowledge of youtube.”

Christophe Muller, YouTube

“We are so glad to take our creative vision out to the world. We will always stay neutral and want to use Songwriting Camps to open up for industry discussions. We think it’s important to make room for conversation that will educate and enlighten, rather than shutting doors”, says Niclas Molinder, founder of Songwriting Camps and CEO at Auddly.

The Songwriting Camp initiative does not result in claims of any ownership of the creative rights.

“The Songwriting Camps are exciting opportunities to bring together creative, inspiring songwriters and producers to learn from each other. We are pleased to support this initiative and look forward to helping more songwriters to connect and build up their knowledge of YouTube”, says Christophe Muller, Head of International Music Partnerships YouTube.

“Today’s young and emerging creators have more opportunities and tools than ever before to be heard, but with the immense opportunities come new challenges in fostering a successful career and making a living from music. It is our role and responsibility to help new creators navigate today’s music industry and Songwriting Camps are exactly about that. CISAC and its member societies are proud to be part of this important initiative and to help accompany writers, educate them about their rights and help foster their creativity.” Says Gadi Oron, Director General at CISAC

“Sacem is thrilled to be partnering with the Songwriting Camps. This program fosters our commitment to carrying on of our members by offering them continuously new services as well as innovative programs. We are convinced that such initiatives represent concrete opportunities enabling creators and publishers to work cross border, enlarge their professional network, exchange their experience and cooperate to create new works.” Says Louis Diringer, Membership Director at SACEM

“PRS for Music strives to support songwriters and composers throughout their careers, ensuring they are paid when their music is used and offering advice through networking opportunities across the country. We are thrilled to welcome Songwriting Camps to London and help celebrate such a wealth of diverse creative talent,” says Karen Buse, Executive Director of Membership and International at PRS for MusicMusic Business Worldwide

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