Way Out West (festival)
Way Out West is a three-day music festival held in Gothenburg, during August that plays host to a variety of popular music artists from the rock and hip-hop genres. The main festival is complimented with the club concept Stay Out West which features after-hours gigs at various venues around the city; the first festival was held in August 2007 in Slottsskogen on Friday and Saturday and at club venues on Thursday and Saturday nights. In 2012 the festival became a full-fledged three-day festival with live music in Slottsskogen on Thursday. In addition to music, the festival has grown to incorporate other cultural activities such as art exhibitions in Slottsskogen and film showings at cinemas around the city; the festival has had a strong focus on being environmentally friendly and was the first festival in Sweden to become KRAV-certified. Citing environmental reasons, the festival announced on the evening before the first day of the 2012 festival that all food served to artists and visitors during the festival would be vegetarian.
This decision led to a furor of reactions, both negative. The debate culminated with the Gothenburg tabloid GT giving away free sausages and meatballs outside the festival entrance – a move that resulted in a Twitter dispute between the festival's press chief Joel Borg and GT editors, highlighted by the Swedish media; the festival has won both national and international awards including: Gyllene Hjulet's 2012 Rights Holder for the Way Out West brand, Résumé's Monthly Outdoor Marketing Campaign, as well as the Most Innovative Festival at the MTV O Music Awards. The main festival takes place in the 137 hectare Slottsskogen park in central Gothenburg; when the festival area closes for the night there are more performances at various venues in and around central Gothenburg for example Gothenburg Studios. The first Way Out West was held on the 9, 10, 11 August 2007; the second Way Out West festival was held on 7, 8 and 9 August 2008. The third edition of Way Out West was held on 13, 14 and 15 August 2009.
The fourth edition of Way Out West was held on 12, 13 and 14 August 2010. The fifth edition of Way Out West with over 30 000 visitors was held on 11, 12 and 13 August 2011. Source: http://www.wayoutwest.se/ The sixth edition of Way Out West was held on 9, 10 and 11 August 2012. Source: http://www.wayoutwest.se/sv/artister The seventh edition of Way Out West was held on 8, 9 and 10 August 2013. Source: http://www.wayoutwest.se/en/line-up Azealia Banks, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Solange were booked but cancelled their shows. Official website Photos from Way Out West 2007 Review and photos from Way Out West 2008 at Webcuts
Patari is a Pakistani music streaming service founded in February 2015 by Khalid Bajwa, Faisal Sherjan, Iqbal Talaat Bhatti and Humayun Haroon. The site is known as the largest music streaming service in Pakistan. According to the chief creative officer of Patari, the initial plan was to create an online Pakistani drama serial portal. However, when this did not succeed, the Jang Group’s Chief Strategy Officer Faisal Sherjan, encouraged Patari's founders to focus on music instead. Bajwa said: “Our initial plan was to create an online portal for Pakistani television serials, it was only after we met with a senior media executive who encouraged us to look at music instead that we changed our original idea.” Patari was launched in February 2015 in beta version with a collection of 20,000 songs and 600 artists and was accessible only through invites and by registration, which led to an increase in access across Pakistan. “We just kept our heads down and kept working on it. Just another day in the life of a start-up we thought, the next thing we knew, it was everywhere.
People were sharing screenshots, making memes, trading tips on how to get invites and reaching out to us to tell us how much they love Pakistani music and Patari” said Khalid Bajwa. Patari was opened to public browsing on 4 September 2015. Patari launched apps for iOS and Android in August 2015, it is planning to launch a Windows OS Windows Mobile app in the near future. On 30 December 2016, Patari received a total amount of US$200,000 in seed funding from the investment firm Sarmayacar. Patari Haftanama is a Pakistani top 20 singles chart, presented every Thursday at Patari.pk. In June 2015, EMI Pakistan requested Patari to remove all its content from the website as it held the licenses for over 60,000 Pakistani artists and controlled 70% of the total music of Pakistan. Zeeshan Chaudhry, General Manager of EMI Pakistan said: “I am not against Patari. I am against any portal or platform that provides illegal music.” Patari and EMI have since resolved their differences and signed an agreement that places EMI on the Patari platform.
Patari CEO Khalid Bajwa, was accused by three members of the public. In response to this, Patari issued a statement, saying "In light of recent developments, Patari's CEO Khalid Bajwa will be stepping down from his post with immediate effect. An investigation had been underway about prior allegations." Khalid Bajwa deactivated his Twitter account. The company issued the statement that Bajwa would not remain the part of the company and stated that similar investigations were being carried out against him by the company before the public accusations. Official website
Sveriges Radio AB is Sweden's national publicly funded radio broadcaster. Sveriges Radio is a public limited company, owned by an independent foundation funded through a licensing fee, the level of, decided by the Swedish Riksdag; as of January 1st 2019, the funds stem from standard taxation. No advertising is permitted, its legal status could be described as that of a quasi-autonomous non-governmental organization. The company –, founded as AB Radiotjänst by a consortium of newspaper companies, the TT news agency, radio manufacturing interests on 21 March 1924 – made its first broadcast on 1 January 1925: a relay of High Mass from St James's Church in Stockholm, it was renamed Sveriges Radio in 1957. Sveriges Radio was responsible for all broadcasting in Sweden, both radio and television, hosted the 1975 Eurovision Song Contest. A reorganization in 1979 saw it become the parent company of four subsidiaries: Sveriges Riksradio, Swedish National Radio; this structure was dissolved in 1993 with the national and local radio companies merging under the name of the old parent company: Sveriges Radio AB.
Four radio channels are available nationwide via the internet. P1: news, debate, documentaries, etc. No music is played, except in the daily summertime programme Sommar, in which guest presenters introduce their own choice of music. 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 P4's programming is regional with 25 regions each broadcasting their own local programmes during most of the day. P4 Blekinge, for Blekinge County P4 Dalarna P4 Gotland P4 Gävleborg P4 Göteborg P4 Halland, for Halland County P4 Jämtland P4 Jönköping P4 Kalmar, for Kalmar County P4 Kristianstad, for the former Kristianstad County, now north and eastern Skåne County P4 Kronoberg P4 Malmöhus, for the former Malmöhus County, now south-western Skåne County P4 Norrbotten P4 Sjuhärad, for Sjuhärad, the south-eastern part of Västra Götaland County P4 Skaraborg, for the former Skaraborg County, now north-eastern Västra Götaland County P4 Stockholm P4 Sörmland P4 Uppland P4 Värmland P4 Väst, for western Västergötland and northern Bohuslän, north-western Västra Götaland County P4 Västerbotten P4 Västernorrland P4 Västmanland, for Västmanland P4 Örebro, for Örebro County P4 Östergötland, for Östergötland CountyAdditional radio stations available locally on FM include: Din gata 100,6: playing hiphop and R&B Metropol 93,8: multicultural youth station for Stockholm SR P2 Musik: relays most of the output of P2, but replaces programming in minority and foreign languages with additional music output – Schedule SR P6 89,6: broadcasts in minority and foreign languages as well as relaying programmes from the web-based P2 Världen channel and the BBC World Service – Schedule Sveriges Radio provides a number of channels through Digital audio broadcasting, using the DAB standard, via the internet.
SR International - Radio Sweden SR P7 Sisuradio, in Finnish and Meänkieli Radioapans knattekanal, children's radio SR c, experimental arts radio SR P2 Världen, world music radio SR Klassiskt, classical music SR Minnen, programmes from the SR archive SR P3 Star, hit music for teenagers SR Sápmi, for the Sami languages Alltid nyheter, news SR International is the international channel of Sveriges Radio and offers programming in the following languages: Arabic – website English – website German – website Kurdish – website Persian – website Romani – website Russian – website Somali – websiteSR International is not responsible for programming in the domestic minority languages, Finnish and Sámi, which have their own dedicated channels. See Other channels above. On 16 March 2010, Radio Sweden announced the end of broadcasts on shortwave and medium wave as from 31 October 2010. External service programmes would continue on the internet only. Language services for immigrants to Sweden in Albanian, Serbian and Croat would be discontinued, while programmes in English, Russian, Persian and Kurdish would remain.
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Streaming media is multimedia, received by and presented to an end-user while being delivered by a provider. The verb "to stream" refers to the process of obtaining media in this manner. A client end-user can use their media player to start playing digital video or digital audio content before the entire file has been transmitted. Distinguishing delivery method from the media distributed applies to telecommunications networks, as most of the delivery systems are either inherently streaming or inherently non-streaming. For example, in the 1930s, elevator music was among the earliest popular music available as streaming media; the term "streaming media" can apply to media other than video and audio, such as live closed captioning, ticker tape, real-time text, which are all considered "streaming text". Live streaming is the delivery of Internet content in real-time much as live television broadcasts content over the airwaves via a television signal. Live internet streaming requires a form of source media, an encoder to digitize the content, a media publisher, a content delivery network to distribute and deliver the content.
Live streaming does not need to be recorded at the origination point, although it is. There are challenges with streaming content on the Internet. If the user does not have enough bandwidth in their Internet connection, they may experience stops, lags, or slow buffering of the content; some users may not be able to stream certain content due to not having compatible computer or software systems. Some popular streaming services include the video sharing website YouTube and Mixer, which live stream the playing of video games. Netflix and Amazon Video stream movies and TV shows, Spotify, Apple Music and TIDAL stream music. In the early 1920s, George O. Squier was granted patents for a system for the transmission and distribution of signals over electrical lines, the technical basis for what became Muzak, a technology streaming continuous music to commercial customers without the use of radio. Attempts to display media on computers date back to the earliest days of computing in the mid-20th century.
However, little progress was made for several decades due to the high cost and limited capabilities of computer hardware. From the late 1980s through the 1990s, consumer-grade personal computers became powerful enough to display various media; the primary technical issues related to streaming were having enough CPU power bus bandwidth to support the required data rates, creating low-latency interrupt paths in the operating system to prevent buffer underrun, enabling skip-free streaming of the content. However, computer networks were still limited in the mid-1990s, audio and video media were delivered over non-streaming channels, such as by downloading a digital file from a remote server and saving it to a local drive on the end user's computer or storing it as a digital file and playing it back from CD-ROMs. In 1991 the first commercial Ethernet Switch was introduced, which enabled more powerful computer networks leading to the first streaming video solutions used by schools and corporations such as expanding Bloomberg Television worldwide.
In the mid 1990s the World Wide Web was established, but streaming audio would not be practical until years later. During the late 1990s and early 2000s, users had increased access to computer networks the Internet. During the early 2000s, users had access to increased network bandwidth in the "last mile"; these technological improvements facilitated the streaming of audio and video content to computer users in their homes and workplaces. There was an increasing use of standard protocols and formats, such as TCP/IP, HTTP, HTML as the Internet became commercialized, which led to an infusion of investment into the sector; the band Severe Tire Damage was the first group to perform live on the Internet. On June 24, 1993, the band was playing a gig at Xerox PARC while elsewhere in the building, scientists were discussing new technology for broadcasting on the Internet using multicasting; as proof of PARC's technology, the band's performance was broadcast and could be seen live in Australia and elsewhere.
In a March 2017 interview, band member Russ Haines stated that the band had used "half of the total bandwidth of the internet" to stream the performance, a 152-by-76 pixel video, updated eight to twelve times per second, with audio quality, "at best, a bad telephone connection". Microsoft Research developed a Microsoft TV application, compiled under MS Windows Studio Suite and tested in conjunction with Connectix QuickCam. RealNetworks was a pioneer in the streaming media markets, when it broadcast a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners over the Internet in 1995; the first symphonic concert on the Internet took place at the Paramount Theater in Seattle, Washington on November 10, 1995. The concert was a collaboration between The Seattle Symphony and various guest musicians such as Slash, Matt Cameron, Barrett Martin; when Word Magazine launched in 1995, they featured the first-ever streaming soundtracks on the Internet. Metro
Music of Sweden
The Music of Sweden shares the tradition of Nordic folk dance music with its neighboring countries in northern Europe, including polka, waltz and mazurka. The accordion, clarinet and nyckelharpa are among the most common Swedish folk instruments; the instrumental genre is the biggest one in Swedish traditional music. In the 1960s, Swedish youth sparked a roots revival in Swedish folk culture. Many joined Spelmanslag and performed on mainstream radio and TV, they focused on instrumental polska music, with vocals and influences from other traditional genres becoming more prominent since the 1990s. By 1970, the "dansband" culture began. Swedish music has included more modern and pop influences. On a per capita basis, Sweden is one of the world's most successful exporters of popular music, its most famous export is ABBA, a worldwide musical phenomenon. Sweden has historically dominated the Scandinavian music scene, with Danes and Norwegians listening to music in Swedish rather than the other way around.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Scandinavian death metal bands became popular with the international heavy metal community. Sweden's most famous classic troubadour was Carl Michael Bellman. Examples include Evert Taube, Cornelis Vreeswijk, Fred Åkerström, Povel Ramel. Swedish folk songs are dominated by ballads and kulning. Ballad stories descend from skillingtryck printed songs from the 19th century. Modern bands like Folk och Rackare and Garmarna incorporated folk songs into their repertoire; the fiddle is the most characteristic and original instrument of the Swedish folk tradition. It had arrived by the 17th century, became widespread until 19th century religious fundamentalism preached that most forms of music were sinful and ungodly. Despite the oppression, several fiddlers achieved a reputation for their virtuosity, including Jämtland's Lapp-Nils, Bingsjö's Pekkos Per and Malung's Lejsme-Per Larsson. None of these musicians were recorded. Other early fiddlers of the 20th century included Päkkos Gustaf.
There is an extensive traditional repertoire of fiddle tunes, in forms such as the 3/4 polska and the 4/4 gånglåt. One type fiddle peculiar to Sweden is the låtfiol, a fiddle with two sympathetic strings, similar to the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle The nyckelharpa is similar to both a fiddle and a hurdy-gurdy, is known from Sweden since at least 1350, when it was carved on a gate in a church in Gotland. During the 15th and 16th centuries, the nyckelharpa was known throughout Sweden, Denmark and in the province of Uppland; the latter has long been a stronghold for nyckelharpa music, including through the 60s revival, which drew on musicians like Byss-Calle from Älvkarleby. The instrument played at this time was not the same as that used today. In spite of these innovations, the nyckelharpa's popularity declined until the 1960s roots revival; the nyckelharpa was a prominent part of several revival groups in the century Väsen and Hedningarna. The Swedish bagpipes has been part of a long-running folk tradition, passed down orally until the death of Gudmunds Nils Larsson in 1949.
Revivalists such as Per Gudmundson added a tuning slide and revitalized the instrument. Accordions and harmonicas were an integral part of Swedish folk music from the beginning of the 20th century, when they contributed to the gammeldans genre; the most famous Swedish accordionist is undoubtedly Kalle Jularbo, famous throughout the early 20th century. The accordion fell out of favour within the roots revival, did not return until the end of the 1970s. In the 1960s, Swedish jazz musicians like Jan Johansson used folk influences in their work, resulting in an early 1970s series of music festivals in Stockholm; the Swedish Music Movement reflected a popular trend towards jazz- and rock-oriented folk music, featuring many performers who brought a new vitality to Swedish folk. The father of Swedish classical music is claimed to be Johan Helmich Roman, his most famous work is the Drottningholm Music. Another influential composer is Carl Michael Bellman, whose patron was the king Gustav III of Sweden.
Bellmans' songs are about drinking and every-day love troubles. He was a virtuoso improviser, his songs, of which "Fredmans sånger" are the best-known, are performed in Europe in different translations. Joseph Martin Kraus had a life span similar to that of Mozart, who lived between 1756 and 1792. Kraus was an innovative composer, with a music filled with bold contrasts, his harmonic language was personal, although his ability to develop motives never reached the level of the viennese composers such as Mozart or Haydn. In the early romantic era, Franz Berwald was the most prominent of the Swedish composers, his music was ignored during his lifetime, he made his living as an orthopedic surgeon. He has gained most of his recognition after his death, composers such as Atterberg and Wilhelm Stenhammar worked hard to raise the interest in Berwalds' music. Wilhelm Stenhammar was one of the national romantic composers, he owned a reputation as one of the finest pianist of his time. He studied some years in Berlin, where he came in contact with the German high romanticism, such as Bruckner and Wagner, which influenced him a lot when he wrote his two symphonies.
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HR Top 40
The HR Top 40 are the main Croatian domestic singles airplay chart, issued weekly by the Croatian Music Institute IHG. The charts are a record of the most played domestic songs in various genres in Croatia. HR Top 40 became the official Croatian airplay chart in December 2012. Current recorders of the chart are Vatra with song "Tango", which spent 25 consecutive weeks as #1 and Psihomodo Pop with song "Donna", which spent maximum of 52 consecutive weeks on the chart. HR Top 40 Charts current week Croatian Music Institute home page
Du gamla, du fria
"Du gamla, du fria" is the de facto national anthem of Sweden. It was named "Sång till Norden", but the incipit has since been adopted as the title. Although the Swedish constitution makes no mention of a national anthem, "Du gamla, du fria" enjoys universal recognition and is used, for example, at government ceremonies as well as sporting events, it first began to win recognition as a patriotic song in the 1890s, the issue of its status was debated back and forth up until the 1930s. In 1938, the Swedish public service radio company Sveriges Radio started playing it at the end of transmitting in the evenings, which marked the beginning of the de facto status as national anthem the song has had since. Despite the belief that it was adopted as the national anthem in 1866, no such recognition has been accorded. A kind of official recognition was when the King Oscar II rose in honour when the song was played, the first time in 1893. In 2000 the Riksdag committee rejected, as "unnecessary", a proposal to give the song official status, repeated later.
The committee concluded that the song has been established as anthem by the people, not by the political system, that it is good to keep it that way. The original lyrics were written by Richard Dybeck in 1844, to the melody of a variant of the ballad Kärestans död; the ballad type is classified as D 280 in The Types of the Scandinavian Medieval Ballad. It was recorded by Rosa Wretman in the beginning of the 1840s. Dybeck published the traditional text in Folk-lore I, the melody in 1845 in his Runa, where he published his new text "Sång till Norden". Dybeck himself wrote the beginning as "Du gamla, du friska", but in the late 1850s changed the lyrics to "Du gamla, du fria"; the song was published in several song books and sung with "Du gamla, du friska", but a priest who had known Dybeck got the opportunity to tell the singer most associated with the song, opera singer Carl Fredrik Lundqvist, about the change in the year 1900. From that point on, printings of the "friska" version ceased to be seen in song books, but a recording from 1905 where it is sung with "friska" still exists.
The Swedish composer Edvin Kallstenius made an orchestral arrangement of the national anthem in 1933. By the early 20th century, many regarded the song unsuitable as a national anthem. In the 1890s it started getting printed in song books in the section for patriotic songs, but as late as in the 1920s it was published just as "folk music". In 1899 a contest was held for writing a national anthem, it did not lead to any new national anthem. Patriotic sentiment is notably absent from the text of the original two verses, due to them being written in the spirit of Scandinavism popular at the time. After the song started to acquire its informal status as the national anthem, various people wrote additional verses to increase the "Swedishness" of the song; the aforementioned Lundqvist wrote his own third verse beginning with "Jag älskar dig Sverige", Frans Österblom wrote four verses beginning with "Jag älskar min hembygd" and Louise Ahlén in 1910 wrote two verses. Flag of Sweden National Day of Sweden Public holidays in Sweden Sweden: Du gamla, Du fria - Audio of the national anthem of Sweden, with information and lyrics