STOCKHOLM – “If someone had told me as a newly-hatched 19-year-old pop star that I’d release my first solo single at the age of 45, and that it would have a title mentioning one of Sweden’s best soccer player of all time, you can easily say I would’ve smiled (widely).” Read the full story...
STOCKHOLM – The final tracklist of Marie Fredriksson’s new album “Min bäste vän” has been revealed today and it is like follows:
Din bäste vän
Om jag vore arbetslös
Ingen kommer undan politiken
Jag ger dig min morgon
Man måste veta vad man önskar sig
Vem kan man lita på? Read the full story...
LONDON – Warner Music, has rejected a US$4.2 billion (£2.2bn; €3.3bn) bid by rival EMI.
A merger between the two has long been on the cards, in an attempt to compete more effectively with larger rivals Universal Music and Sony BMG.
Warner Music said it had carefully examined the offer, but decided it did not benefit shareholders.
“This is disappointing, as we believe the logic for combining the two businesses is compelling,” said Lorna Tilbian, an analyst with Numis.
If the two had merged, the combined company would have held about 25% of the recorded music market, based on figures from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.
Artists recording on the Warner label include Madonna and James Blunt, while EMI’s list includes Coldplay, Robbie Williams and Roxette.
EMI unsuccessfully bid to buy Warner from its previous parent, Time Warner, in late 2003 before losing out to an investment group led by it’s current CEO. Read the full story...
Shirley Clamp covers “It Must Have Been Love” and “Tro”
GOTHENBURG – While Marie Fredriksson covers her favorite songs from the ’60s and ’70s on “Min bäste vän,” Swedish singer Shirley Clamp covers her favorites from all times in her new album “Favoriter på svenska” that’s due for release on May 10. Read the full story...