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Boom Boom Magazine 2009 Content Map

Posted in alphabeat, aura dione, boom boom magazine, caroline henderson, danish music scene, ida corr, kenneth bager, mike sheridan, music promotion, sinne eeg, sociale medier, Volbeat with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2009 by boomboommag

The blog version of Boom Boom Magazine has now been online for a couple of months. To sum up all the blog posts, artists and genres, we’ve made a content map —

Boom Boom Magazine Content Map

Boom Boom Magazine Content Map

In tag format —

boom boom —  aura dione —  boom boom magazineida corr —  mike sheridan —  alphabeatdúné — boom boom mag  —  volbeat — aura — sinne eeg — boom magazine — boomboom — caroline henderson — diddan degn karstensen —  aura singer — michael poulsen — kenneth bager — cornstick new music and news — boom boom music — music export — ida corr  — inger/aura — anders houmøller thomsen —  venice — aura dione wiki — boom boom blog   —  dup
sinne eeg blu note —  “spleen united” — mike sheridan blog — caroline, the danish jazz singer — “i’ve been riding all –night” ida corr — bjarne albrektsen — midem 2009 publisher —  singer aura — columbine aura dione — boom boom boom — volbeat sold out cover —  boom ! — thomas thomsen danish

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Volbeat — Danish Dynamite

Posted in boom boom magazine, danish heavy metal, danish music scene, metal, Volbeat with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2009 by boomboommag

The Finns have bowed down in admiration in the snow. The Germans have hailed them as über-cool. Their own compatriots have succumbed too. Volbeat are Denmark’s biggest-ever heavy sensation!

Volbeat -- Danish Dynamite
Volbeat — Danish Dynamite

It’s been many years since singer Michael Poulsen and his band played to tiny audiences and slept in flea-pit hotels or on cold trainstation benches while on tour. At the time Poulsen was in Dominus, a  hard-hitting Danish death-metal band that released four albums between 1995 and 2000. Not many people were listening, but Poulsen kept up both the momentum and his faith in the music.

In 2001 he formed a new band, Volbeat, whose heavy sound also reflected his love of ’50s rock’n’roll. One bright scribbler dubbed the band “Elvis metal” – and that’s alright mama, ’cos soon the heartbreak hotel days were behind them, and Volbeat no longer faced being lonesome tonight when they played live.

The band’s 2007 breakthrough album “Rock the Rebel/Metal the Devil” was a bona fide sensation that topped the Danish charts and went platinum – something no other Danish heavy metal band has ever achieved. The follow-up, the critically acclaimed “Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood”, also made it to the top in Denmark.

Volbeat’s success has also been spreading through Europe. The famously metallic Finns sent the album  right to the top of the charts, the Swedes took it to no.4, and it entered the Top 30 in Germany, Austria, Norway, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

The hard road
All this success may just be the beginning, as the group continue to tour with an intensity that would impress even B.B. King. “We played about 30 festivals this summer, and now we’re touring Denmark and the rest of Europe,” says Poulsen. “If we can fit it in, we also hope to make it to the USA in 2008. We’re on a real roll at the moment – in 2007 we played 103 gigs in nine months. But we wouldn’t have it any other way. When I get home from touring I soon get restless. As soon as I’ve zapped through all the TV channels I start thinking: ‘I’ll go for a walk, then.’ Musicians are like rats in a cage. If you pull us off our wheel, it won’t be long before we jump back on again.”

The singer and songwriter thinks that the lean  years, when they had to fight tooth and nail forgigs and a breakthrough, helped toughen the group’s metal soul: “We put up with a helluva lot. But ultimately it’s helped us. Our success  hasn’t been easy, like winning a competition, but our boyhood dream has been fulfilled. We make a living from playing, and we enjoy it. Who knows when the ship will sail in the other direction…? But even when things do start to turn we’ll just keep on going, ’cos we’ve already tried  scraping rock bottom,” he promises.
As the King sang, “It’s now or never!”

TEXT ANDERS HOUMØLLER THOMSEN
PHOTOGRAPHY NIKOLAJ PALMSKOV

Press Release — Boom Boom Magazine #03 — 2009

Posted in boom boom magazine, danish music scene, press release with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2009 by boomboommag

BOOM BOOM ISUUE #03 OUT NOW!

The latest edition of the international magazine about Danish music and the Danish music scene has just hit the street – with feature articles on and sampler tracks by successful Danish artists such as Ida Corr, Aura and Alphabeat.

Aura Dione -- Fra forsiden af musikmagasinet Boom Boom, udgivet af DUP, IFPI og MXD

Boom Boom Magazine publishers DUP, Danish Independent Record Labels, MXD, Music Export Denmark, and IFPI Denmark are looking forward to present this year’s magazine at MIDEM09 in Cannes. Think of the magazine as an annual introduction to the Danish scene, directed at music enthusiasts all over the world.

Thus, a united Danish record industry is proud to present the cream of the crop of Danish artists with marked international success – Aura, Ida Corr, Mike Sheridan, Volbeat, Dúné, a Kid Hereafter & Alphabeat.

Free music and tapwater
Boom Boom Magazine also sheds light on one of the music industry’s greatest challenges, namely digital distribution possibilities and addresses the key question – should music be free? Free in the same way as tap water, which isn’t really free anyway. The general attitude in some teenage groups is that music is downloadable and for free. They’re confident that musicians earn heaps of money and if they don’t, they should consider other career options. Regardless if one agrees or disagrees with such statements, it’s the name of the game for record labels. On a positive note, IFPI Denmark has just published a survey showing that online music sales doubled in 2008.

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In the magazine’s editorial, General Manager of Playground Music and IFPI Denmark board member, Søren Krogh Thompson, speculates whether we will see a new value estimation and prizing of music resembling the significant price differentiations we’ve seen in relation to drinking water during the last couple of years.

One thing remains certain, the future of music remains unwritten… And that’s part of the charm!

BOOM BOOM #03 is freely available at www.boomboom.dk

For additional information and press material, please contact
Nicolaj Hyltén-Cavallius
Chairman, DUP
formand@dup.nu / cell +45 222-77-921

Boom Boom Magazine #03, Press Release, English, PDF

Press Release Boom Boom Magazine #03 – DK version

Posted in boom boom magazine, danish music scene, press release with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2009 by boomboommag

Et nyt nummer af det internationale magasin om dansk musik og den danske musikbranche er på gaden – denne gang med en forenet dansk pladebranche bag udgivelsen!

Aura Dione -- Fra forsiden af musikmagasinet Boom Boom, udgivet af DUP, IFPI og MXD

Tredje gang siges at være lykkens gang, og noget kunne tyde på det, når BOOM BOOM #3 på mandag bliver præsenteret på den danske stand under MIDEM09 i Cannes. Organisationen bag de to første udgivelser Danske Uafhængige Pladeselskaber (DUP) har nemlig denne gang delt både det redaktionelle og det økonomiske ansvar med ”storebroderen” IFPI Danmark og Music Export Denmark (MXD). BOOM BOOM #3 varsler således helt nye vinde med fælles fodslag og samarbejde mellem de tre musikorganisationer og er et helt håndgribeligt bevis på, at den danske pladebranche for alvor er begyndt at arbejde sammen omkring eksporten af dansk musik.

BOOM BOOM #3 præsenterer en række af de danske kunstnere med størst international succes og de tilknyttedes selskabers ambitioner om at operere på et langt større marked end det danske – Aura, Ida Corr, Mike Sheridan, Volbeat, Dúné, A Kid Hereafter og Alphabeat er blandt de kunstnere, der præsenteres som det bedste af det bedste fra Danmark. Derudover sætter magasinet fokus på en af branchens største udfordringer omkring de digitale muligheder og stiller blandt andet spørgsmålet ”skal musik være gratis?”

Værdisætning af musik og postevand

Den generelle holdning til musik er allerede i dag hos nogle teenagere, at musik naturligvis skal være gratis. De er sikre på, at musikerne i forvejen tjener styrtende med penge, og dem der ikke gør det, de burde finde sig et ’rigtigt’ job. Og uanset om man så er enige med dem eller ej, så er dette en del af den hverdag, pladeselskaberne befinder sig i.

I bladets leder sætter direktør Søren Krogh Thompson fra Playground Music fokus på, hvordan fremtidens brugere vil værdisætte musik, og hvad dette vil betyde for branchen. Søren, der også er formand for MXD, næstformand i DUP og bestyrelsesmedlem i IFPI, stiller spørgsmålet: ”How do we make sure that future generations (and the current crop of teenageres) understand the value of music?”. Bør musik være “gratis” på samme måde som postevand (som på ingen måde er gratis i virkeligheden), og vil vi se en ny værdi- og prissætning af musik, der minder om netop den vand har gennemgået over da sidste par år, hvor differentieringen mellem billig og dyr er enormt stor?

Tværgående samarbejde

Uvisheden om fremtiden for musikken betyder, at der er et stort behov for at arbejde på tværs af traditionelle brancher. På samme måde som DUP og IFPI stille og roligt arbejder tættere sammen, og at Music Export Denmark har fået en platform, der bringer den danske musikbranche tættere på eksportmarkederne, er tiden moden til, at alle i musikbranchen indser behovet for samarbejde – om fremtiden og de nye modeller, fra pladeselskabet til rettighedsorganisationer, interesseorganisationer, bookere, managers.

En ting står fast – vi står over for en fantastisk fremtid, og der er ingen af os der kender den endnu. Men musikken lever videre – med eller uden DUP, IFPI og MXD.

BOOM BOOM #3 kan læses online og downloades på www.boomboom.dk

For yderligere information og billedmateriale kontakt venligst – Nicolaj Hyltén-Cavallius, formand, DUP
formand@dup.nu / mobil 22 27 7921


Boom Boom Magazine #03, Press Release, Danish, PDF

Boom Boom Magazine — #03 — Table of Contents

Posted in boom boom magazine, danish music scene with tags , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2009 by boomboommag

Table of Contents — Boom Boom Magazine #03 — 2009

INTRODUCTION
YOUNG DANISH CHART ATTACK:
IDA CORR, DANCING QUEEN Page Five
AURA, COLOURFUL SINGER WITH GLOBAL AMBITIONS Page Eight
DÚNÉ, SCHOOL’S OUT FOREVER! Page Twelve
DANISH PRODUCERS, ARTISTIC MIDWIVES Page Fourteen
SPOT ON DENMARK Page Sixteen
POP EXCESS, THIS IS ALPHABEAT Page Eighteen
DAZZLING DANISH JAZZ DIVAS:
SINNE EEG Page Twenty
CAROLINE HENDERSON Page Twenty One
MIKE SHERIDAN, TECHNO BOY WONDER Page Twenty Two
THE DANISH MUSIC REVOLUTION Page Twenty Four
SOMETHING’S ROCKING IN DENMARK Page Twenty Six
VOLBEAT, DANISH DYNAMITE Page Twenty Eight
STRIPPERS, T-SHIRTS, DUBPLATES & DISCOUNT STORES Page Thirty
THE TOP TEN Page Thirty Two
AMONG ANGELS & HITMEN Page Thirty Three
YOUR RECORD COMPANY, YOUR NEIGHBOUR Page Thirty Four
BOOM BOOM SAMPLER #03 Page Thirty Five
ALBUM RELEASES Page Forty
CONTACTS Page Forty Three


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