A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performers music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has many roles during the recording process, the roles of a producer vary. The producer may perform these roles himself, or help select the engineer, the producer may pay session musicians and engineers and ensure that the entire project is completed within the record companies budget. A record producer or music producer has a broad role in overseeing and managing the recording. Producers often take on an entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, contracts. In the 2010s, the industry has two kinds of producers with different roles, executive producer and music producer. Executive producers oversee project finances while music producers oversee the process of recording songs or albums. In most cases the producer is a competent arranger, composer. The producer will liaise with the engineer who concentrates on the technical aspects of recording.
Noted producer Phil Ek described his role as the person who creatively guides or directs the process of making a record, indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation actually is music director. The music producers job is to create and mold a piece of music, at the beginning of record industry, producer role was technically limited to record, in one shot, artists performing live. The role of producers changed progressively over the 1950s and 1960s due to technological developments, the development of multitrack recording caused a major change in the recording process. Before multitracking, all the elements of a song had to be performed simultaneously, all of these singers and musicians had to be assembled in a large studio and the performance had to be recorded. As well, for a song that used 20 instruments, it was no longer necessary to get all the players in the studio at the same time. Examples include the rock sound effects of the 1960s, e. g. playing back the sound of recorded instruments backwards or clanging the tape to produce unique sound effects.
These new instruments were electric or electronic, and thus they used instrument amplifiers, new technologies like multitracking changed the goal of recording, A producer could blend together multiple takes and edit together different sections to create the desired sound. For example, in jazz fusion Bandleader-composer Miles Davis album Bitches Brew, producers like Phil Spector and George Martin were soon creating recordings that were, in practical terms, almost impossible to realise in live performance. Producers became creative figures in the studio, other examples of such engineers includes Joe Meek, Teo Macero, Brian Wilson, and Biddu
Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014
Malta participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Maltese entry was selected through Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2014, Firelight represented Malta with the song Coming Home, which came 9th the second semi-final and 23rd in the final. Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2014 was the final format developed by PBS to select the Maltese entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. On 24 September 2013, PBS published the rules and regulations for the competition, songwriters from any nationality were able to submit songs as long as the artist were Maltese or possessed Maltese citizenship. The entry fee for each submission was €150, the competition consisted of twenty songs competing in a semi-final on 7 February 2014 where the top fourteen entries qualified to compete in the final on 8 February 2014. Both shows were hosted by television presenter Moira Delia,2013 Maltese Eurovision entrant Gianluca Bezzina and 2002 Maltese Eurovision entrant Ira Losco, five judges evaluated the songs during the shows and each judge had an equal stake in the final result.
The sixth set of votes were the results of the public televote, both the semi-final and the final took place at the Malta Fairs and Convention Centre in Ta Qali. On 2 November 2013, PBS announced that 210 entries were submitted for the competition, in mid-November 2013,70 entries were shortlisted by a selection panel. On 29 November 2013, the 20 semi-finalists were revealed during an edition of the television show Xarabank. In mid-December 2013, the participants filmed promotional videos for their entries which were released to present the songs to the public. Among the artists selected were former Maltese Eurovision entrants Miriam Christine who represented Malta in 1996, sophie DeBattista represented Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006 and Daniel Testa represented Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2008. The semi-final took place on 7 February 2014 where twenty songs competed for fourteen qualifying spots in the final, the remaining positions in the running order were determined by the producers of the show.
The remaining positions in the order were determined by the producers of the show. During the semi-final allocation draw on 20 January 2014 at the Copenhagen City Hall, in the second semi-final, the producers of the show decided that Malta would open the semi-final and perform 1st, preceding Israel. Malta qualified from the second semi-final and competed in the final on 10 May 2014, during the winners press conference for the second semi-final qualifiers, Malta was allocated to compete in the second half of the final. In the final, the producers of the show decided that Malta would perform 22nd, following Hungary, in the second semi-final the public awarded Malta 12th place with 28 points with the jury awarding 3rd place with 113 points. Overall Malta placed 9th with 63 points, in the grand final Malta came 24th with 17 points in the televote and came 6th in the jury vote with 119 points. Resulting in a score of 32 points landing 23rd place
The Way You Are (Anti Social Media song)
The Way You Are is a song performed by Danish pop rock band Anti Social Media from their debut EP The Way. The song represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 and it was released as a digital download in Denmark on 26 January 2015. The song peaked at number 38 on the Danish Singles Chart and it was the first Danish entry not to qualify for the final since 2007. A music video to accompany the release of The Way You Are was first released on YouTube on 31 January 2015 at a length of three minutes and nineteen seconds. On 7 February 2015 they performed the live on Melodi Grand Prix. On 19 May 2015 they performed the song live during the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria
Alt det jeg ville have sagt (album)
Alt det jeg ville have sagt is the debut studio album by Danish pop singer and songwriter Basim. It was released in Denmark on 6 October 2008, the album peaked at number eight on the Danish Albums Chart. The album includes the singles Alt det jeg ville have sagt, Jeg vil and Baby, Alt det jeg ville have sagt was released as the lead single from the album on 11 August 2008. The song peaked at number 34 on the Danish Singles Chart, Jeg vil was released as the second single from the album in October 2008. The song peaked number 26 on the Danish Singles Chart, jeg savner dig was released as the third single from the album on 26 March 2009
Befri dig selv
Befri dig selv is the second studio album by Danish pop singer and songwriter Basim. It was released in Denmark on 19 October 2009, the album peaked at number 21 on the Danish Albums Chart. The album includes the singles Befri dig selv and Baby, Lad ikke solen gå ned, Befri dig selv was released as the lead single from the album on 18 September 2009
The term Danish Realm refers to the relationship between Denmark proper, the Faroe Islands and Greenland—three countries constituting the Kingdom of Denmark. The legal nature of the Kingdom of Denmark is fundamentally one of a sovereign state. The Faroe Islands and Greenland have been part of the Crown of Denmark since 1397 when the Kalmar Union was ratified, legal matters in The Danish Realm are subject to the Danish Constitution. Beginning in 1953, state law issues within The Danish Realm has been governed by The Unity of the Realm, a less formal name for The Unity of the Realm is the Commonwealth of the Realm. In 1978, The Unity of The Realm was for the first time referred to as rigsfællesskabet. The name caught on and since the 1990s, both The Unity of The Realm and The Danish Realm itself has increasingly been referred to as simply rigsfællesskabet in daily parlance. The Danish Constitution stipulates that the foreign and security interests for all parts of the Danish Realm are the responsibility of the Danish government, the Faroes received home rule in 1948 and Greenland did so in 1979.
In 2005, the Faroes received a self-government arrangement, and in 2009 Greenland received self rule, the Danish Realms unique state of internal affairs is acted out in the principle of The Unity of the Realm. This principle is derived from Article 1 of the Danish Constitution which specifies that constitutional law applies equally to all areas of the Danish Realm, the Constitutional Act specifies that sovereignty is to continue to be exclusively with the authorities of the Realm. The language of Denmark is Danish, and the Danish state authorities are based in Denmark, the Kingdom of Denmarks parliament, with its 179 members, is located in the capital, Copenhagen. Two of the members are elected in each of Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The Government ministries are located in Copenhagen, as is the highest court, in principle, the Danish Realm constitutes a unified sovereign state, with equal status between its constituent parts. Devolution differs from federalism in that the powers of the subnational authority ultimately reside in central government.
The Self-Government Arrangements devolves political competence and responsibility from the Danish political authorities to the Faroese, the Faroese and Greenlandic authorities administer the tasks taken over from the state, enact legislation in these specific fields and have the economic responsibility for solving these tasks. The Danish government provides a grant to the Faroese and the Greenlandic authorities to cover the costs of these devolved areas. The 1948 Home Rule Act of the Faroe Islands sets out the terms of Faroese home rule, the Act states. the Faroe Islands shall constitute a self-governing community within the State of Denmark. It establishes the government of the Faroe Islands and the Faroese parliament. The Faroe Islands were previously administered as a Danish county, the Home Rule Act abolished the post of Amtmand and these powers were expanded in a 2005 Act, which named the Faroese home government as an equal partner with the Danish government
Official Charts Company
The OCC is operated jointly by the British Phonographic Industry and the Entertainment Retailers Association. Since 1 July 1997, CIN and the OCC have compiled the official charts, prior to this date, the charts were produced by a succession of market research companies, beginning with the British Market Research Bureau in 1969, and by Gallup. All of the OCCs charts are published weekly on Friday nights, from 3 August 1969 until 5 July 2015, the chart week ran from Sunday to Saturday. Genre-specific charts include UK Dance Chart, UK Indie Chart, UK R&B Chart, UK Rock Chart, the Scottish Singles and Albums Charts ― and the former Welsh Singles and Albums Chart ― appears in listings within the Official Charts Company. It is a regional listing reflecting how sales towards the UK Singles Chart, the Welsh Singles and Album Chart served the same purpose in Wales. It charts the UK DVD Chart and UK Budget Album Chart, while their music charts are now Friday to Thursday, their video charts remain Sunday to Saturday.
On 5 September 2008, the Official UK Charts Company rebranded itself as the Official Charts Company and it dropped the word Company and became just Official Charts. From May 2012, a new chart was launched – the Official Streaming Chart and this counts audio streams from streaming services Spotify, Blinkbox Music, amongst others. In April 2015, the UKs first vinyl record chart was launched by the Official Charts Company due to the surge of interest in the sector. The chart was launched following the growth of the sector in the UK for the year in a row. Beginning in 2017 the Official Charts Company changed its methodology for calculating the Top 40, prior to January 2017,100 streams counted as one sale of a song. From January onward, the ratio became 150,1, UK Albums Chart UK Singles Chart UK Video Charts UK Singles Downloads Chart UK Album Downloads Chart British Phonographic Industry Official Charts Company website
Only Teardrops is a song recorded by Danish singer Emmelie de Forest. The song was written by Lise Cabble, Julia Fabrin Jakobsen and Thomas Stengaard and it is best known as Denmarks winning entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 held in Malmö, Sweden. The song competed in the first semi-final on 14 May 2013, the song competed in the final against 25 other songs, and finished in first place with 281 points. The song was an instant hit in de Forests home country of Denmark, following its victory in the Eurovision Song Contest, the song re-entered the singles chart at number one. It has since been certified gold by IFPI Denmark for sales of 15,000 digital copies and it was the fourteenth best-selling digital single in Denmark in 2013. In the United Kingdom, Only Teardrops debuted at number 99, a week later, the single rose to a high of #15 in the UK. In its third week, it dropped to No.84, according to The Official Charts Company, Only Teardrops is the seventh most downloaded Eurovision song to date in the United Kingdom.
Emmelie posted several photographs onto her Facebook account from the shooting of the video, the video is directed by Michael Sauer Christensen. It has been filmed in the forest and on the beach and it was released on 13 June 2013, in DRs official website
Built upon vocal harmony, doo-wop was one of the most mainstream, pop-oriented R&B styles of the time. Doo-wop features vocal harmony, nonsense syllables, a simple beat, sometimes little or no instrumentation. The first record to use the syllables doo-wop was the 1955 hit When You Dance by The Turbans, the term doo-wop first appeared in print in 1961. During the late 1950s many Italian-American groups contributed a significant part in the doo-wop scene, the peak of doo-wop was in 1961. Doo-wops influence continued in soul and rock groups of the 1960s, at various times in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, the genre has seen revivals. Doo-wop was a precursor to many of the African-American musical styles seen today, an evolution of jazz and blues, doo-wop influenced many of the major rock and roll groups that defined the decades of the 20th century. Doo-wop is iconic for its beats and using the off-beat to keep time. Doo-wop laid the foundation for musical innovations, for example. These were generally slow songs in swing time with simple instrumentation, the subject of the lyrics was generally love and relationships.
This characteristic harmonic layout was combined with the AABA chorus form typical for Tin Pan Alley pop, a second stream of doo-wop oriented itself to the harmonic and melodic means of jump blues. From the outset, singers gathered on street corners, and in subways, for instance, Count Every Star by The Ravens, includes vocalizations imitating the doomph, doomph plucking of a double bass. This art dates to The Mills Brothers, who first came to fame in the 1930s with their mimicking of instrumental music, radio and cinema inspired imitation in many U. S. cities. The late 1940s and early 1950s brought the bird groups, The Swallows. A number of names are drawn from cars. The Orioles helped develop the sound with their hits Its Too Soon to Know. The term doo-wop first appeared in print in 1961 in the Chicago Defender, the phrase was attributed to radio disc jockey Gus Gossert but Gossert suggested doo-wop was already in use to categorize the music in California. The first record to use the syllables doo-wop in the refrain was the 1955 hit When You Dance by The Turbans, the scat backing vocal doo-wop is heard in The Clovers 1953 release Good Lovin and in the chorus of Carlyle Dundee & The Dundees 1954 song Never.
After some time, the term doo-wop finally caught on as both a description and category for R&B vocal group harmony, the definition expanded backward to include rhythm and blues groups from the mid-1950s, cascaded even further back to include groups from the 1940s
Sveriges Radio AB is Swedens national publicly funded radio broadcaster. Sveriges Radio is a limited company, owned by an independent foundation. SRs status could be described as that of a quasi-autonomous non-governmental organization, the company was founded on 21 March 1924 as AB Radiotjänst, and performed its first public broadcast on 1 January 1925. It was officially renamed Sveriges Radio in 1957, Sveriges Radio was originally responsible for all broadcasting in Sweden, both radio and television, and hosted the 1975 Eurovision Song Contest. This structure was dissolved in 1993 with the national and local radio companies merging under the name of the old parent company, four radio channels are available nationwide on FM and via the internet. P1, culture, readings, almost no music is played, except in the daily summertime programme Sommar, and the Sunday morning Andliga sånger. P2, classical music, folk and world music, p3, popular music and comedy targeted at a younger audience. P4, popular music and sport, chiefly targeted at an older audience, a large part of P4s programming is regional with 25 regions each broadcasting their own local programmes during most of the day.
On 16 March 2010 Radio Sweden announced the end of broadcasts on shortwave, external service programmes would continue on the internet only