Torbjörn Martin (born 21 October 1981) is a Swedish film and music video director. His main work revolves around commercials and music videos.He has directed a feature-length documentary about Swedish rock band Mando Diao (released on DVD with the 2009 Mando Diao album Malevolence of Mando Diao) as well as the dramatic short film No Come Down that premiered at Gothenburg International Film Festival in 2009.
The Music of Sweden shares roots with its neighboring countries in Scandinavia, as well as Eastern Europe, including polka, schottische, waltz, polska and mazurka. The Swedish fiddle and nyckelharpa are among the most common Swedish folk instruments. The instrumental genre is the biggest one in Sweden. In the 1960s, Swedish youth sparked a roots revival in Swedish folk culture. Many joined Spelmanslag and performed on mainstream radio and TV. They focused on instrumental polska music, with vocals and influences from other traditional genres becoming more prominent since the 1990s. By 1970, the "dansband" culture also began.
Mando Diao is an alternative rock band from Borlänge, Sweden. The band got their breakthrough with the release of the album Hurricane Bar. Their main fan base is in Sweden, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan. Band members are Björn Dixgård, Carl-Johan Fogelklou (bass), Jens Siverstedt (guitar), Daniel Haglund (keyboard) and Patrik Heinkipieti (drums).
Allsång på Skansen is a Swedish show held at Skansen, Stockholm, every summer on Tuesdays between 8pm and 9pm. The audience is supposed to sing along with musical guest stars to well-known Swedish songs. The show started in 1935 on a small scale; about 50 people in the audience. Today about 10,000–25,500 people come to each performance.
Erik Gustaf David Norén is a Swedish musician. He was one of the two frontmen of the Swedish band Mando Diao. Also a solo singer and an actor.
The Grammis Awards are the oldest Swedish music awards, which were instituted as a local equivalent of the Grammy Awards. The awards ceremony is generally held each year in February in Stockholm. The awards were established in 1969 and awarded until 1972 when they were cancelled, then revived in 1987.
Känn ingen sorg för mig Göteborg is the debut studio album from Swedish musician Håkan Hellström. It was released on 16 October 2000. The album has sold over 40,000 copies, which equals a platinum certification in Sweden.
Det är så jag säger det is the second studio album by Swedish pop artist Håkan Hellström, released on 28 October 2002. In English, the title would be: "That is how I say it."
Peace & Love was the largest music festival in Sweden, known for its humanitarian message, pervasive throughout the event. It started in Borlänge and ran from 1999 until the company filed for bankruptcy in 2013.
Swedish popular music, also called Swedish pop music, or just Swedish pop, refers to music that has swept the Swedish mainstream at any given point in recent times. After World War II, Swedish pop music was heavily influenced by American jazz, and then by rock-and-roll from the U.S. and the U.K. in the 1950s and 60s, before developing into the dansband music. Since the 1970s, Swedish pop music has come to international prominence with bands singing in English, ranking high on the British, New Zealand, American, and Australian charts and making Sweden one of the world's top exporter of popular music by gross domestic product.
Andreas Nilsson is an artist and director based in Malmö, Sweden, best known for his contributions to the music videos of 2 Chainz, The Knife, Fever Ray, MGMT, Goldfrapp, José González, White Lies, Peter, Björn & John, Moby and Bright Eyes.
Dom kallar oss artister is a television program on SVT1 in Sweden premiering on 28 October 2008. Each half-hour episode follows a Swedish musical artist or group through such activities as busy promotion days in Los Angeles, costume tests for coming tours, hard rock camping in the mountain valleys of Slovenia, recordings in Nashville, and gigs at the home of fans in Enköping.
"Dance with Somebody" is a song by the alternative rock band Mando Diao. It was released in January 2009 as the lead single from their album, Give Me Fire. A segment of the song was the theme song for the twelfth season of Dancing With The Stars.
Cutting Room Studios is an audio mastering studio located in Stockholm, Sweden since 1980. Cutting Room was founded in the 1970s by Peter Strindberg, and is currently owned by Björn Engelmann. Sitting in a five studio location they have dedicated three of them to audio mastering. The remaining two studios have been dedicated to digital film, video restoration, DVD & Blu-ray as well as 7.1 audio mastering, which Cutting Room has been also working with since 2001.
The following is a summary of notable events and releases of the year 2010 in Swedish music.
The discography of the Swedish indie rock band Mando Diao currently consists of ten studio albums, twenty-nine singles, three compilation albums and three extended plays (EPs). The band is composed of Gustaf Norén, Björn Dixgård, Carl-Johan Fogelklou and Mats Björke.
Greatest Hits Volume 1 is a greatest hits compilation released in January 2012 by Swedish rock band Mando Diao. The album features select tracks from their first six studio albums. There is one previously unreleased song on the compilation: Christmas Could Have Been Good, which was released digitally on 2 December 2011.
SiESTA! was an annual music festival that took place in Hässleholm, Sweden, between 2003 to 2014. It was arranged for the first time in 2003 by the non-profit organization KF Markan.
Henrik Åström is a Swedish composer and music producer. He is the son of the Swedish archaeologist Paul Åström and owner of the record label and publishing company A-Stream Productions since 2002.
Caligola is a worldwide network of artists founded in Northern Italy in the 1970s, active in the underground of Stockholm (Sweden). In 2008, the artists' collective was joined by the two Swedish musicians Björn Dixgård and Gustaf Norén.
Infruset is the sixth studio album by Swedish band Mando Diao and the band's first album in their native language, Swedish.