BMI is thrilled to partner with worldwide music organization Ultra Music for a series of global songwriting camps, giving its affiliated songwriters, composers and producers an opportunity to collaborate and refine their craft on an international scale. These camps will bring together emerging and established talent from all over the world to network, collaborate and potentially create the next big hit.
Right now, through March 8, Ultra and BMI are hosting a week of sessions at TEN Music Group’s six newly renovated studios in Stockholm, with a playback party to close out the camp. Some of the BMI affiliated songwriters, artists and producers participating include Neil Ormandy, Mack, Karra, Lostboy and Kris Eriksson of Violet Days, as well as songwriters from our partner societies, such as Lily McKenzie, Sondr, Kelli Leigh, Karen Harding, Cassandra Stroberg, Shy Martin, Shy Nodi, Etta Zelmani, Patrizia Helander, Robert Habolin, Louise Lindberg, Philip Holmgen, Sam Crow, Jonathan Blom, Linnea Soedahl, Life of Elephants and more.
The first camp of the year, the UltraViolet Trailer Camp, recently took place in Palm Springs, California, with BMI songwriters Neil Ormandy, Koda, Grabbitz, and Martin Wave. The next one will be in Copenhagen on March 11-March 14, with additional camps to take place throughout the year in Los Angeles surrounding Coachella (April), Atlanta (April), and in Amsterdam during ADE (October), with more to be announced.
Previous BMI songwriting camps and initiatives have produced chart-toppers such as Panic! At The Disco’s “High Hopes,” Nick Jonas’ smash hit “Chains,” Prince Royce’s catchy dance number “Stuck on a Feeling,” Zedd’s “Daisy,” and most recently “Perras Como Tu” by Farina featuring Tokischa from the Miss Bala soundtrack.
Over the past year, Ultra Music has hosted camps around Coachella and ADE as well as in London, Stockholm (with Ten Records) and Palm Springs.
“BMI prides itself on the unique and specialized creative services that we provide for our affiliates,” said Samantha Cox, BMI’s Vice President of Creative, New York. “As a result of our songwriting camps and other networking initiatives, we’ve fostered numerous successful collaborations which have generated chart-topping singles and commercial favorites. We’re thrilled to partner with Ultra to expand this initiative and build on our previous successes here in the United States.”
“Ultra has been building a network of powerful writing camps, specializing in combining writers from different cultures and musical backgrounds for amazing results,” said Patrick Moxey, Founder and President of Ultra Music. “We welcome the involvement of BMI and their excellent writers. The song placement results have been extraordinary across camps in the US, UK, and Internationally and we look forward to the next level of growth for Ultra’s writers at the Ultra and BMI 2019 camps.”