New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Worldwide music organization ULTRA MUSIC is thrilled to partner with BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) for a series of global songwriting camps, giving its affiliated songwriters, composers and producers an opportunity to collaborate and refine their craft on an international scale. These camps will bring together emerging and established talent from all over the world to network, collaborate and potentially create the next big hit.
Right now through March 8, Ultra and BMI are hosting a week of sessions at TEN Music
Group's six newly renovated studios in Stockholm with a playback party to close out the camp. Some of the BMI affiliated songwriters, artists and producers participating include Neil Ormandy, Mack, Karra, Lostboy and Kris Eriksson of Violet Days, as well as songwriters from our partner societies, such as Lily McKenzie, Sondr, Kelli Leigh, Karen
Harding, Cassandra Stroberg, Shy Martin, Shy Nodi, Etta Zelmani, Patrizia Helander, Robert Habolin, Louise
Lindberg, Philip Holmgen, Sam Crow, Jonathan Blom, Linnea Soedahl, Life of Elephants and more.
The first camp of the year, the UltraViolet Trailer Camp, recently took place in Palm Springs, California with BMI songwriters Neil Ormandy, Koda, Grabbitz, and Martin
Wave. The next one will be in Copenhagen on March 11-14, with additional camps to take place throughout the year in Los Angeles surrounding Coachella (April), Atlanta (April) and in Amsterdam during ADE (October), with more to be announced.
Previous BMI songwriting camps and initiatives have produced chart-toppers such as Panic! At The Disco's "High Hopes," Nick Jonas' smash hit "Chains," Prince
Royce's catchy dance number "Stuck on a Feeling," Zedd's "Daisy," and most recently "Perras Como Tu" by Farina featuring Tokischa from the Miss Bala soundtrack.
ULTRA MUSIC has also hosted camps around Coachella and ADE as well as in London, Stockholm (with Ten Records) and Palm Springs, CA this past year.
"BMI prides itself on the unique and specialized creative services that we provide for our affiliates," said Samantha Cox, BMI's Vice President of Creative, NY. "As a result of our songwriting camps and other networking initiatives, we've fostered numerous successful collaborations which have generated chart-topping singles and commercial favorites. We're thrilled to partner with Ultra to expand this initiative and build on our previous successes here in the US."
"Ultra has been building a network of powerful writing camps, specializing in combining writers from different cultures and musical backgrounds for amazing results," said Patrick Moxey, Founder and President of Ultra Music. "We welcome the involvement of BMI and their excellent writers. The song placement results have been extraordinary across camps in the US, UK, and Internationally and we look forward to the next level of growth for Ultra's writers at the Ultra and BMI 2019 camps."
ULTRA MUSIC is a worldwide music entity, comprising Ultra Records, Payday Records, Ultra Music
Publishing, and Empire
Artist Management. Ultra Music
was formed in New York City in 1995 by former Polygram and Virgin Records executive Patrick Moxey, who is the owner. As of December 23, 2012, Ultra entered a global alliance with Sony Music.
Ultra International Music
Publishing (UIMP) is the music publishing arm of Ultra Music. It represents artists, songwriters, producers and other publishing rights holders from around the world. While Ultra Music
is a key player in Electronic Dance Music, the publishing company expands genres and has continued success in the Pop, Urban, Dance and Reggae arena. The catalogue includes publishing shares on releases from Drake, Rihanna, Kanye West, Future, Kygo, Steve Aoki, Migos, Madonna, James
Arthur, Sean Paul, The Weekend, and David
Guetta amongst others. As a full service independent, UIMP provides unparalleled transparency, global copyright administration, collections, creative and synch / licensing services. Consistently Ultra has been placed among the Billboard Top 10 Quarterly Airplay chart, even surpassing publishing companies affiliated with major record labels.
Celebrating over 78 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in 14 million musical works created and owned by more than 900,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI's repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit bmi.com, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.'s Facebook page. Sign up for BMI's The Weekly™ and receive our e-newsletter every week to stay up to date on all things music.