Sweden
Helienne Lindvall
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Helienne Lindvall is an award-winning songwriter, musician and the President of the European Composers & Songwriters Alliance, as well as the writer behind the Guardian music industry columns Behind the Music and Plugged In. She chaired the Ivor Novello Awards Committee, and is the former Head of Business & Songwriter relations for the song data management platform Auddly/Sessions, backed by hitmakers Max Martin and Abba’s Björn Ulvaeus. Hailing from Sweden, she worked as a session singer, recording artist and performer in Stockholm and NYC before settling in London, where she signed a publishing deal with BMG Scandinavia and, later, Universal. Since then she’s been working with recording artists on both sides of the Atlantic, including Roger Sanchez, with whom she wrote the club hit Turn On the Music, Big Daddy Wilson and The Dark Tenor, collaborating with award-winning writers including Jörgen Elofsson (Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears), Patrik Berger (Icona Pop, Robyn) and Steve McEwan (Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood). In 2016, her song A Better Man, co-written by Andrew Fromm (Backstreet Boys, Mark Anthony) and Peter Kvint (A-ha, Andreas Johnson) made the UK Eurovision finals. As well as earning herself a reputation for churning out club bangers with artist like Roger Sanchez, Menrva, Dani Senior and Sunloverz, she’s also working with artists in other genres, including rock and country. Helienne has written columns for Digital Music News, The Musician, The Australian and STIM-Magasinet. She regularly appears on Sky News, the BBC, Irish National Radio and Swedish National Radio, discussing songwriters’ rights, copyright and other music industry issues.