Aarhus Calling: Star team in pursuit of new hits – international pitch session as grand finale

For the fifth year in a row, the songwriter event Aarhus Calling takes place in connection with SPOT, and for the fifth time the organizers have managed to attract international topliners to the event – people who have written/produced songs for artists like Zara Larsson, Diplo, Beyoncé, Calvin Harris, Ed Sheeran and many other superstars.  

A total of 36 people take part in Aarhus Calling 2019: 24 international and Danish so-called A writers and 12 Danish songwriting talents selected from a pool of 200 applicants. In the course of three days the assembled teams are going to write around 40 songs, which will be presented on Friday the 3rd of May at a pitch session complete with a prize-giving.  It is going to take place in the conference area at Hotel Radisson Blu, where invited delegates from the SPOT Festival and international music industry people flown in for the session will listen in and will thus be the first to get a sense of the hit potential.

Rewan, one of the organizers, is extremely proud of this year’s list of participants. “It is simply a world-class line-up. It’s spectacular that we have managed to get names of this caliber to Aarhus yet again. And the reason that can pull that off is that the brand and artistic level of Aarhus Calling is widely recognized. We are really proud of that. 

The international and Danish topliners are Mnek (UK – Grammy nominated, has worked with Zara Larsson, Diplo, MØ, and Beyoncé), Corey Sanders (UK – Katy Perry’s & Zedd’s latest single ”365” and Chainsmokers et al.), Iain James (UK – Anne Marie & The Vamps), James Newman (UK – Calvin Harris, Ed Sheeran), Josh Record (UK – Brit Awards nominated for ”Lullaby” with Sigala), Lauren Aquilina (UK), Sarah Barrios (US – has worked with Zara Larsson and Bonnie McKee ) Tom Mann (UK), Bully Songs (UK – Brit Awards nominated for ”Lullaby” with Sigala + Galantis) plus Cleo Tighe (UK – Clean Bandit and Charlie XCX),  Cutfather (Katy Perry & Zedd, Flo Rida), PhD (producer duo – Katy Perry & Zedd, Flo Rida), Seeloya (producer duo – David Guetta & Nik og Jay), E&B (producer duo – Imani Williams), Frederik and Fridolin Nordsø (producer duo – Burhan G, Christopher, Outlandish), Kasper Larsen (Calum Scott and Shane Filan), Mirza & Ferruci (DK/UK – John Legend, Conor Maynard), and Small Talk (NL – producer duo), Line Gade (already selected for several international A sessions) and Celine Svanbäck (Imani Williams – already selected for several international A sessions).

Photo from left: Mnek, Sarah Barrios and Corey Sanders 

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