Let’s Talk Music Publishing

Music publishing is the oldest “sector” within the music business, but nevertheless today it could even prove to be the most modern one.

Working with songs, rights and compositions opens a huge variety of opportunities for music publishers, producers and songwriters. Because good songs are always in demand – all over the world. While the Swedes have been at the forefront for decades, the rest of the Nordic countries are beginning to have an impact on the international music scene as well, when it comes to hit songs for international artists. In Denmark, we’re experiencing a huge development these years with a new generation of publishers, songwriters and producers with international ambitions coming up. 

With the “Let’s Talk Music Publishing”-seminar @ SPOT+, we aim to create a new meeting point for both music publishers and songwriters for sharing of knowledge, network and inspiration.

The seminar will kick off with a keynote which will focus on the songs and how to get them out in the world. To follow up on this, we shall turn to the Nordic success of music publishing, and move on to something that has become an important area for songwriters: The Eurovision Song Contest – and how to work it.

Meet a.o.:
Eric Beall,
SVP Shapiro Bernstein Publishing, New York
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Ben Malén
, The Bank, Stockholm
Kai Robøle, Waterfall and Arctic Rights, Oslo
Christian Fløe Svenningsen, GL Music, Copenhagen
Anders Fredslund-Hansen, The Arrangement Publishing, Copenhagen

More panelists to be announced.

Presented by Promus & SPOT+ with the support of The Music Publishers Association of Denmark and DPA/Danish Songwriters Guild through KODA KULTUR.

Photo top: Aníta Eldjárn Kristjánsdóttir 

Eric Beall
Publisher at Shapiro Bernstein – New York

As one of the music industry’s leading A&R executives and most engaging communicators, Eric Beall has devoted his career to finding talent, developing songs and songwriters and educating musicians and music executives around the world. Having held senior Creative positions at Zomba Music, Jive Records, Sony ATV Music and now independent publisher Shapiro Bernstein, Eric has brought in songs like Flames and Titanium (David Guetta & Sia).

Kai Robøle
Founder of Arctic Rights Management – Oslo

Music publisher Kai Robøle have many years of experience in the industry, with a large local and international network. In 2018 Robøle founded Norwegian music publisher Arctic Rights Management, to ensure that the rights of Norwegian composers and music publishers are managed locally, seeing off tough competition from major international players.

Anders Fredslund-Hansen 
Founder/Creative director of TheArrangement – Copenhagen

Anders Fredslund-Hansen founded TheArrangement in the beginning of 2019, which besides working with publishing, is also a record label, artist & producer management, and music consulting agency. For many years, Anders has been working in the field of music and TV, as well as the Eurovision with up to 50 songs the last 15 years, including 2013’s winner “Only Teardrops”.

Christian Fløe Svenningsen
Publishing director at GL Music, Copenhagen
Christian is the publishing director and one of four partners at leading Nordic independent publishing company GL Music. He joined GL Music a year into the creation of the publishing arm, and has grown it alongside the other partners to a roster of more than 10 writers and producers who’s credits include Selena Gomez, Olly Murs, Chelcee Grimes, Alexander Oscar, Clara, De Dødelige and many many more.


Ben Malén
Managing director and senior A&R at the Bank, Stockholm
After more than 500.000 sold records as frontman of one of Sweden’s biggest pop groups, Trance Dance, Ben decided to change career. Today he is managing director at one of the fastest growing music publishing firms in Sweden, the Swedish division of the Danish firm, The Bank. During his career, Ben has held managing director positions at Air Chrysalis Scandinavia and Germany, and started Stereoscope Music Scandinavia.

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