Swedish MPA Awards


The Swedish MPA Awards is hosted by Musikförläggarna, The Swedish Music Publishers Association, and is an annual prize ceremony that premiers Swedish songwriters, lyricists and contemporary composers. Authors in nine different categories are awarded for their achievements throughout the period of July 1st - June 30th.

One composer will also recieve an Honorary award of the year for his or her outstanding carrier as a music creator.

The award itself is designed by renowned glass-artist Bertil Vallien. The winners of the two contemporary music awards are also recipients of SEK 25.000 each.

The prize ceremony is held at Berns in Stockholm in front of fellow songwriters, lyricists, composers, publishers, selected music industry professionals and specially invited guests.

The Swedish MPA Awards has been honouring Swedish songwriters and composers since 2003. Some of the recipients of the award are Björn Ulveaus & Benny Andersson of ABBA, Per Gessle of Roxette, Max Martin, RedOne, Sven David-Sandström, Georg Riedel, Bloodshy & Avant, Salem Al Fakir and Sharon Vaughn.

Winners in the following categories are annonced:
Songwriter of the Year
Lyricist of the Year
International Achievement of the Year
Classical Music Award of the Year - orchestra/opera
Classical Music Award of the Year - chamber music
Song of the Year
Breakthrough of the Year
Most Airplayed Song of the Year
Honorary Award of the Year

A young, promising songwriter is also rewarded with The Swedish MPA´s grant.

 

Swedish MPA Awards 2013
The Swedish MPA Awards is an annual prize-ceremony that honours Swedish songwriters, lyricists and contemporary composers. Authors in seven different categories are awarded for their achievements throughout the period of July 1st 2012 - June 30th 2013.

It's an excellent selection of songwriters/composers and lyricists who have been nominated for this year's edition of the Swedish MPA Awards, all from debutants to more experienced and renowned. The nominations give an indication of the Swedish songwriter’s impact on the music industry, both nationally and internationally, says Nutta Hultman, Swedish Music Publishers Association.

The Swedish MPA Awards also aim to inspire and encourage everyone who creates music by focusing on the craftsmanship of songwriting.

The ceremony will take place on Friday, November 8, in Stockholm, Sweden.

This year’s nominees are: 

COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
Bjorn Dixgard, Gustaf Norén (Mando Diao), Bjorn Olsson [BMG Rights Management/BMG Chrysalis Scandinavia, Manus]
Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub [BMG Chrysalis Scandinavia, Team 2101 Songs/Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia]
Martin ”Max Martin” Sandberg, Johan “Shellback” Schuster [MXM Music/Kobalt Music ]
Aino Jawo, Caroline Hjelt (Icona Pop), Elof Loelv, Linus “Style of Eye” Eklow, Patrik Berger [Publishing Company TEN, Universal Music Publishing, Indiscipline/Kobalt Music] 

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR
Erik Nordstrom, Herbert Munkhammar (Ansiktet), Jacob Olofsson
[Universal Music Publishing, Scandinavian Songs]
Peter LeMarc
[Peter LeMarc Musik/BMG Chrysalis Scandinavia]
Oskar Linnros
[Universal Music Publishing]
Hakan Hellstrom [Telegram Musikforlag/Universal Music Publishing]

INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT OF THE YEAR
Axel “Axwell” Hedfors, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve”Angello”
Fragogiannis (Swedish House Mafia) [Universal Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia]
Martin ”Max Martin” Sandberg, Johan “Shellback” Schuster
[MXM Music/Kobalt Music]
Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub
[BMG Chrysalis Scandinavia, Team 2101 Songs/Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia]
Patrik Berger, Linus "Style of Eye" Eklow
[Indiscipline/Kobalt Music, Universal Music Publishing]

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Strovtag i hembygden” 
–  Bjorn Dixgard, Gustaf Norén, Gustaf Froding [BMG Rights Management/BMG Chrysalis Scandinavia, fri originaltext]
”Nar solen gar ner” – Marcelo Salazar, Aleksi ”Aki” Swallow, Bjorn ”Kapten Rod” Nilson [Manus]
“Don't You Worry Child “ – John Martin Lindstrom, Michel Zitron, Axel “Axwell” Hedfors, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve “Angello” Fragogiannis [Lateral MGMT/Kobalt Music, BMG Chrysalis Scandinavia, Universal Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia]
Det kommer aldrig va over for mig” – Hakan Hellstrom, Bjorn Olsson [Telegram Musikforlag/Universal Music Publishing, Manus]

BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR
Miriam Bryant, Victor Radstrom [Telescope Music Publishing]
Jonnali ”Noonie Bao” Parmenius 
[Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia]
Linus "Style of Eye" Eklow
[Universal Music Publishing]
Linnea Henriksson
[Living In a Box/Universal Music Publishing]

CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD OF THE YEAR - orchestra/opera
Sven-David Sandstrom ”Requiem” [Gehrmans Musikforlag]
Britta Bystrom “Screen Memories” [Edition Wilhelm Hansen]
Jesper Nordin ”Frames In Transit” [Edition Peters]
Katarina Leyman
”Transient Skies” [Manus]

CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD OF THE YEAR - chamber music
Fredrik Sixten ”Toccata och fuga over B-A-C-H” [Gehrmans Musikforlag]
Mirjam Tally ”Membrane Fragmentation” [Gehrmans Musikforlag]
Hans Gefors ”Umi sono mono” [Manus]
Jorgen Dafgard ”Whims and Wizardry” [Gehrmans Musikforlag]