Claus Norreen is a Danish musician and record producer known for being a part of the band Aqua, which sold around 33 million records. He left the band in September 2016 to take on other musical ventures, but still considers the remaining members of the band to be like family to him. Claus Noreen was born near Copenhagen. Before he started making music, he had always wanted to become a chemist. Other than school, one of his biggest interests was electropop music. Hence, he started playing industrial techno; when he finished school he started to work in his sisters' clothing store. The work in the store influenced his style of music. In 1989, he moved his music instrument to his residence. Claus married Danish journalist Siggy Norreen in 2001, their son Elliott was born in February 2003. The couple have since separated. Aquarium Aquarius Megalomania Frække Frida Og De Frygtløse Spioner "Submerged" "Itzy Bitzy Spider" "In my mind" "Living in your head" "Forever" "Facts of life" Aeroflot – "Submerge" Antiloop – "In my mind" Bruderschaft – "Forever" LazyB – "Facts of life" LazyB – "Facts of life" LazyB – "Facts of life" Soundlovers – "Living in your head" Soundlovers – "Living in your head" Soundlovers – "Living in your head" Danny Red
Music Canada is a Toronto-based, non-profit trade organization, founded 9 April 1963 to represent the interests of companies that record, produce and distribute music in Canada. It offers benefits to some of Canada's leading independent record labels and distributors. Formed as the 10-member Canadian Record Manufacturer's Association, the association changed its name to Canadian Recording Industry Association in 1972 and opened membership to other record industry companies. In 2006, the CRIA was in the news when a number of smaller labels resigned their memberships, complaining that the organization wasn't representing their interests. In 2011, it changed its name to Music Canada offering special benefits to some of the leading independent labels and distributors in Canada. Music Canada is governed by a board of directors. To be eligible for election a candidate for the board must be among the executive officers of the member companies. Graham Henderson of Universal Music Canada has been president since 15 November 2004.
Members are divided into 3 classes: Class A members are Canadian individuals or companies whose principal business is producing, manufacturing, or marketing sound recordings. These members hold voting rights, consist of the "big four" record labels. Class B members are Canadian individuals or companies whose principal business is producing sound recordings; these members have no voting rights. As of 2007, there were 22 class B members. Manufacturing Division members are Canadian individuals or companies whose principal business is manufacturing sound recordings. Music Canada is responsible for the distribution of ISRC registrant codes within Canada, works with the IFPI and RIAA to try to prevent copyright infringement of artists' work. Music Canada has represented all record labels in the country. However, some labels and other industry groups have publicly disagreed with Music Canada and claim it no longer represents them. In 2006, six well-known "indie" labels including Nettwerk left Music Canada in a dispute over Canadian content rules.
They claimed the association was only protecting the interests of "the four major foreign multi-national labels," referring to EMI, Sony BMG, Warner. Other points of contention include Music Canada's stance against the blank media tax, their support for digital locks on music, positions against copyright reform. In 2007 a group of musicians formed the Canadian Music Creators Coalition, claiming "legislative proposals that would facilitate lawsuits against our fans or increase the labels' control over the enjoyment of music are made not in our names, but on behalf of the labels' foreign parent companies." On February 16, 2004, Music Canada applied to the Federal Court to force five major Canadian internet service providers — Shaw Communications Inc. Telus Corp. Rogers Cable, Bell Canada's Sympatico service and Quebec's Vidéotron — to hand over the names of 29 people accused of copyright infringement through peer-to-peer file sharing. On April 2005, Vidéotron indicated its willingness to supply customer information to Music Canada.
On March 31, 2004, in the case of BMG v. John Doe, Justice Konrad von Finckenstein of the Federal Court of Canada ruled that making music available for download over the Internet was not equivalent to distribution and was thus noninfringing; the Justice compared the peer-to-peer filesharing activities to "having a photocopier in a library room full of copyrighted material" and wrote that there was no evidence of unauthorized distribution presented. The Federal Court of Appeal upheld the lower courts ruling denying the disclosure of the customers' identities, but, in reference to "what would or would not constitute infringement of copyright," stated: "such conclusions should not have been made in the preliminary stages of this action, since they would require a consideration of the evidence as well as the law applicable to such evidence after it has been properly adduced, could be damaging to the parties if a trial takes place." The Copyright Board of Canada earlier that year had included downloading music in the list of "private copying" activities for which tariffs on blank media applied.
That made it unlikely that downloaders could be prosecuted, leaving only the possibility of acting against uploaders, those supplying the works to others on the networks. In 2008, the operators of the isoHunt website filed a motion with the Supreme Court of British Columbia seeking a declaratory judgment affirming the legality of their operation; the motion was denied, the court ruled a full trial was needed. This decision was appealed by the operators of isoHunt. In late 2009, isoHunt filed a formal suit against Music Canada and the four "major" record labels seeking "declaratory relief to clarify its legal rights."Additionally, in October 2008, the four main members of Music Canada were sued by the estate of Chet Baker and several other artists for copyright infringement. The major claims in this lawsuit are as follows: That some three hundred thousand works were illegally distributed by the Music Canada's members, That they failed to seek proper licensing and distribution agreements with the creators of the aforementioned works, instead placing the works on what is colloquially referred to as a "pending list" (i.e. any payments to be made for the use of the aforementioned works are reserved, pending an agreement with the ar
Australian Recording Industry Association
The Australian Recording Industry Association is a trade group representing the Australian recording industry, established in 1983 by six major record companies, EMI, Festival, CBS, RCA, WEA and Universal replacing the Association of Australian Record Manufacturers, formed in 1956. It oversees the collection and distribution of music licenses and royalties; the association has more than 100 members, including small labels run by one to five people, medium size organisations and large companies with international affiliates. ARIA is administered by a Board of Directors comprising senior executives from record companies, both large and small; as of October 2010, the directors were Denis Handlin, George Ash, Mark Poston, Sebastian Chase, David Vodica and Tony Harlow. In 1956, the Association of Australian Record Manufacturers was formed by Australia's major record companies, it was replaced in 1983 by the Australian Recording Industry Association, established by the six major record companies operating in Australia, EMI, Festival Records, CBS, RCA, WEA and Polygram.
It included smaller record companies representing independent acts/labels and has over 100 members. By 1997, the six major labels provided 90% of all recordings made in Australia. ARIA is administered by a Board of Directors comprising senior executives from record companies, both large and small; as of October 2010, the directors were Denis Handlin, George Ash, Mark Poston, Sebastian Chase, David Vodica and Tony Harlow. Australian TV pop music show Countdown presented its own annual awards ceremony, Countdown Music and Video Awards, co-produced by Carolyn James during 1981–1984 in collaboration with ARIA. ARIA provided peer voting for some awards, while Countdown provided coupons in the related Countdown Magazine for viewers to vote for populist awards. At the 1985 Countdown awards ceremony, held on 14 April 1986, fans of INXS and Uncanny X-Men scuffled during the broadcast and as a result ARIA decided to hold their own awards. Since 2 March 1987, ARIA administered its own peer-voted ARIA Music Awards, to "recognise excellence and innovation in all genres of Australian music" with an annual ceremony.
Included in the same awards ceremonies, it established the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1988 and has held separate annual ceremonies since 2005. The ARIA Hall of Fame "honours Australian musicians' achievements have had a significant impact in Australia or around the world". In February 2004, the Australian Record Industry Association announced its own legal action against Kazaa, alleging massive copyright breaches; the trial began on 29 November 2004. On 6 February 2005, the homes of two Sharman Networks executives and the offices of Sharman Networks in Australia were raided under a court order by ARIA to gather evidence for the trial. In 2006, ARIA formed sponsorship deals with Motorola and Nova and changed the appearance and conduct of the charting. Motorola took naming-rights sponsorship seeing the charts referred to in the media as the Motorola ARIA Charts. ARIA, have commented that as part of the same marketing printed charts would be reintroduced into media retailing shops and their website would be redesigned.
As part of the deal Nova began broadcasting the charted singles in reverse order on a Sunday afternoon show before it was released on the ARIA charts website. The ARIA Charts is the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association; the charts are a record of albums in various genres. All charts are compiled from data of both digital sales from retailers in Australia. A music single or album qualifies for a platinum certification if it exceeds 70,000 copies shipped to retailers and a gold certification for 35,000 copies shipped; the diamond certification was created for albums in November 2015 to mark 500,000 sales/shipments. For music DVDs, a gold accreditation represented 7,500 copies shipped, with a platinum accreditation representing 15,000 units shipped. Prior to ARIA taking on the role of certification authority in 1983, the music industry used the following certification levels: The ARIA No. 1 Chart Awards were established in 2002 to recognise Australian recording artists, who reached number one on the ARIA albums and music DVDs charts.
The ARIA Music Awards is an annual series of awards nights celebrating the Australian music industry. The event has been held annually since 1987. Like most recording industry associations, ARIA has been criticised for fighting copyright infringement matters aggressively, although in Australia this has taken the form of aggressive advertising campaigns in cinemas directly preceding movies; this criticism is stauncher in Australia due to the absence of an equivalent Digital Millennium Copyright Act or state crimes acts which establish copyright infringement as a crime. In February 2004, the Australian Record Industry Association took legal action against Kazaa, alleging massive copyright breaches; the trial began on 29 November 2004. On 6 Febr
"Bumble Bees" is a song recorded by Danish-Norwegian dance-pop group Aqua. It was released as their eleventh single overall, the third from their album Aquarius; the song more resembled their earlier releases, not possessing the slower beat of "Turn Back Time" or the anthemic, orchestral features of "Cartoon Heroes". The song was released in several European nations in August 2000, it peaked at number 6 in Denmark and at number 34 in Sweden. The video for the song was one of five Aqua videos directed by Peder Pedersen, it parodied the group's status as a'Barbie band', gained due to the success of their breakthrough hit "Barbie Girl". It featured the group trying to make a good music video, but being hampered by a poor director, faulty equipment and the weight of René Dif being too much for a backstage crewman holding his support rope. "Bumble Bees" 3:50 "Bumble Bees" 3:52 "Bumble Bees" 3:52 "Bumble Bees" 6:04 "Bumble Bees" 6:38 "Bumble Bees" 7:00 "Bumble Bees" 3:52 "Bumble Bees" 6:04 "Bumble Bees" 6:38 "Bumble Bees" 7:00 "Bumble Bees" 5:22 "Bumble Bees" 5:37 "Bumble Bees" 3:53 "Bumble Bees" 3:52 "Bumble Bees" 6:05 "Bumble Bees" 6:40 "Bumble Bees" 7:01 "Bumble Bees" "Bumble Bees" 6:04 "Bumble Bees" 7:00 "Bumble Bees" 6:59 "Bumble Bees" 3:52 "Bumble Bees" 6:38 "Bumble Bees" 5:22 "Bumble Bees" 5:37 "Bumble Bees" 5:20 "Bumble Bees" 3:53 "Bumble Bees" K-Klass Classic Klub Mix) 3:51 "Bumble Bees" 6:05 "Bumble Bees" 6:40 "Bumble Bees" 7:00 "Bumble Bees" 5:00 "Bumble Bees" 5:24 "Bumble Bees" 5:40 "Bumble Bees" 5:22
Mölle is a locality situated in Höganäs Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with 715 inhabitants in 2010. It is best known for its scenic harbour and its location adjacent to the Kullaberg Nature Reserve, its harbour, situated on the Kattegat Strait, provides services for marine fishing, watersports outings and tour excursions along the coast the rocky shore of Kullaberg to the north. Fodor characterizes Mölle as "a small town set in spectacular isolation on the dramatic headland of the Kulla Peninsula"; as a historic seaside resort, Mölle has hosted numerous technical and professional conferences such as: the Swedish Network of European Economists, Joint Swedish-Russian International Workshop on Information Theory. Mölle can be accessed from the north south coastal road 111, which accesses Mölle from the south and terminates at Kullaberg, just north of Mölle; the nearest airport is 19 kilometers distant at Ängelholm. Mölle is situated 35 kilometers northwest of Helsingborg; the nearest villages are each about two kilometers distant.
The town itself is nestled on the steeply sloping hillside above the Kattegat Strait. Mölle’s official altitude is given as 16 meters, although the harbour and coastal area are of course at sea level; the time zone there is UTC+1. Mölle has a littoral zone habitat consisting of rocky shoreline. Surrounding the higher elevations of hillside Mölle are broadleaf deciduous forests of mixed oak and beech trees, which ecosystem graduates into the Kullaberg upper reaches; this habitat fosters a diverse upland flora and fauna, notably since the Kullaberg is listed as an Important Bird Area. Air quality conditions at Mölle are excellent with little industry in the immediate vicinity and prevailing offshore breezes characterizing the air flow. Sound levels are quite low, ranging from 43 to 56 dBA, since there is only a modest use of motor vehicles within the town. Pedestrians comprise much of the trip taking within Mölle due to the efficient footpaths that scale the hill, with only more indirect routes available for motor vehicles.
The harbour has been constructed from a rock jetty that further encloses a natural bay and provides slips for 130 small and medium-sized boats. Mölle's harbour is the economic and social center of the town in summertime, when townspeople and visitors gravitate to the waterfront for walking, shopping and engaging boats for day trips. In the warmest months swimmers can be seen in the cool waters of the harbour; the harbour is noteworthy because it commands a central position on the Kattegat Strait, one of the busiest parts of the Baltic Sea region. This strategic importance is magnified by the proximity of Mölle to the historic Kullen Lighthouse on the Kullaberg Peninsula, the brightest lighthouse in Sweden. Mölle was a lively 19th century fishing village, some of whose stately buildings survive to the present, it was earlier and still is today an enclave of affluent residents, who made their fortunes from fishing. There are extant two sizeable 19th century hotels. Other historic buildings surviving are the 1910 Villa Italienborg, built by a scrap dealer whose architectural ideas derived from a visit to the Italian Riviera.
Villa Africa is a two-story historical residence erected by a Mölle sea captain to woo his bride to move from South Africa. In the latter part of the 19th century Mölle was renowned as a center for erotic entertainment mixed sex bathing. There was a weekly train from Berlin to Mölle up until the First World War. Magnusson, Erik. "Det vackra huset i Möllebergsbacken, om 150 år av turism vid Kullabergs fot". ISBN 978-91-85517-11-4. Monitorförlaget 2009. Pyk, Hans-Otto. "Mölle genom fem sekler 1491-1991". Mölle byförening 1991. Knafve, Bert och Kirsten. "Bilder från Kullabygden". Liber 1981. Olsheden, Jan och Olsson,Stellan. "Vad gjorde farfar i Mölle?" ISBN B0014SP05M. Mölle 1967. Mölleryd, Anders W. "Mölle-Kullen genom tiderna". Del I-VII. Eremit-press 1959-81. Pictures of Molle
Aquarium (Aqua album)
Aquarium is the debut studio album by Danish-Norwegian band Aqua. The album was released in Scandinavia on March 26, 1997 and in the United States on September 9, 1997. Although the group had been together for three years under their original name Joyspeed, their only release under that name was a single called "Itzy Bitsy Spider"; the album is best known for including the successful singles "Barbie Girl", "Doctor Jones" and "Turn Back Time", the first of those being a huge hit across the globe. The album's third single, "Barbie Girl" brought the group to international attention after reaching number one in both Denmark and Norway, as well as across Europe and in Australia and New Zealand, it would peak at number 7 in the US. Its success helped the album reach number one in both the group's home countries, make the top 10 in the UK and US. While not selling as "Barbie Girl", the album's fourth single "Doctor Jones" was released in late 1997/early 1998 and became a number one in Denmark, Norway and the UK.
"Turn Back Time" would give the group their third consecutive number one single in the UK, despite only reaching number 16 in Denmark. The final single, "Good Morning Sunshine" failed to chart and was only released in select regions like the earlier "Lollipop", the group's only other song to chart in the US; the album has sold 16 million copies worldwide. Aquarium debuted at number one in Denmark; as of August 2001, the album had sold 430,000 copies in Denmark. It is the third best-selling album in Denmark to date, only beaten by Danish recording artist Kim Larsen's 1983 album Midt om natten and his 1986 album Forklædt som voksen; the album debuted at number 15 on the Billboard 200 in the United States, peaked at number seven. It would spend a total of 50 weeks on the album sales chart, sold 1,7 million copies in 1997. On March 4, 1999 the album was certified three times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of three million units, becoming the most successful Eurodance album in the US since Ace of Base's The Sign.
Aquarium has been certified four times platinum by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry for shipments of four million copies inside Europe. Credits adapted from album liner notes
The ARIA Charts are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. The charts are a record of the highest selling albums in various genres in Australia. ARIA became the official Australian music chart in June 1988, succeeding the Kent Music Report, Australia's national charts since 1974; the Go-Set charts were Australia's first national singles and albums charts published from 5 October 1966 until 24 August 1974. Succeeding Go-Set, the Kent Music Report began issuing the national top 100 charts in Australia from May 1974; the compiler, David Kent published Australia's national charts from 1940–1974 in a retrospective fashion using state based data. In mid 1983, the Australian Recording Industry Association commenced licensing the Kent Music Report chart; the first printed national top 50 chart available in record stores, branded the Countdown chart, was dated the week ending 10 July 1983. ARIA began compiling its own charts in-house from the chart survey dated 13 June 1988, corresponding with the printed top 50 chart dated week ending 26 June 1988.
Various artists compilation albums were included in the albums chart, as they had been on the Kent Report chart, until 2 July 1989, when a separate Compilations chart was created. The ARIA Report, detailing the top 100 singles and albums charts, was first available via subscription in January 1990; the printed top 50 chart ceased publication in June 1998, but resumed publication in the year. The printed top 50 chart again ceased publication at the end of 2000; the ARIA charts are based on data collected from digital retailers in Australia. Data of physical sales come from retailers such as Sanity and JB Hi-Fi, while data of digital sales come from online retailers such as iTunes. Since 17 February 1997, all physical sales data contributing towards the chart has been recorded electronically at point of sale. In March 1991, "Do the Bartman" by The Simpsons was the first single to reach #1 in Australia, not available on 7 inch vinyl, but cassingle only. Starting from 8 October 2006, due to low physical single sales at the time, the ARIA singles chart included online data as well as physical sales.
In 2006, it was announced that the Brazin retailing group, comprising major retailers HMV, Sanity and Virgin music/DVD stores would no longer contribute sales data to the ARIA charts. However, after a five-month absence, Brazin re-commenced contributing sales figures to the ARIA Charts on 26 November 2006; the ARIA website publishes the top 50 singles and albums charts, top 40 digital tracks chart, top 20 dance singles chart. The ARIA Report is available via paid e-mail subscription each week; these reports are uploaded to the Pandora Archive periodically. On 5 February 2006, the ARIA Chart Show was a radio program launched on the Nova network and broadcast throughout Australia, playing the official ARIA top 50 singles; the live music program was hosted by Jabba each Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm. From 1 June 2013 to 3 September 2016, the Take 40 Australia radio program broadcast the official ARIA top 40 singles on Saturday afternoons from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, on each state's Hit Network-owned radio station.
The show was aired before the top 50 chart, dated for the following Monday, is published on the ARIA website at 6:00 pm. The charts were published online at 6:00 pm each Sunday. ARIA Top 100 Singles Chart ARIA Top 100 Albums Chart ARIA Top 100 Physical Albums Chart ARIA Top 50 Digital Tracks Chart ARIA Top 50 Digital Albums Chart ARIA Top 50 Streaming Tracks Chart ARIA Top 50 Club Tracks Chart ARIA Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart ARIA Top 40 Urban Singles Chart ARIA Top 40 Urban Albums Chart ARIA Top 40 Country Albums Chart ARIA Top 40 Music DVDs Chart ARIA Top 25 Dance Singles Chart ARIA Top 25 Dance Albums Chart ARIA Top 20 Australian Artist Singles Chart ARIA Top 20 Australian Artist Albums Chart ARIA Top 20 Compilation Albums Chart ARIA Top 20 Jazz & Blues Albums Chart ARIA Top 20 Classical/Crossover Albums Chart ARIA Top 10 Core Classical Albums Chart ARIA Top 20 Hitseekers Singles Chart ARIA Top 20 Hitseekers Albums Chart Yearly Top 100 End of Year charts profiling the year in music End of Decade Top 100 charts profiling the decade in music Pre-2000: 2000 to present: 2006 to present: Pre-2000: 2000 to present: 2016 to present: Music of Australia List of Australian chart achievements and milestones Official website Top 50 chart archives from June 1988 at australian-charts.com Top 100 chart archives from January 2001 at Pandora Archive