Anja Nissen is a Danish-Australian singer, songwriter and actress. She is the winner of the series of The Voice. She is signed to Universal Music Group and lists her influences as Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, in 2015, Nissen was the support act for Olly Murs on his Australian Never Been Better tour. In 2016, Nissen competed in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2016, Denmarks national final for the Eurovision Song Contest and she came in second place with 36% of the vote. In 2017, Nissen competed in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017 with the song Where I Am and she went on to win and will, represent Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Nissen has been an Australia Day ambassador, and performed at the Australia Day Event in Northern Territory, Nissen performed at the 2014 Carols by Candlelight in Melbourne, Australia. Nissen was the face of Lyla & Co, Nissen was born near Sydney, New South Wales in Australia to Danish-born parents. Her mother and father emigrated from Denmark to Australia when they were 11 and 22 years old, Nissen grew up on her parents country property in the Lower Blue Mountains with her older sister.
She attended Winmalee High School, where she obtained her HSC in 2013, throughout high school Anja was part of the exclusive Talent Development Program and competed in a number of singing competitions. In 2008, Nissen made it to the semi-finals of Season 2 of popular talent-search TV show, Australias Got Talent, since she has appeared on a number of TV shows, including Young Talent Time, Mornings with Kerri-Anne and the annual Schools Spectacular. She performed the Danish National Anthem in the company of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, in 2014, Nissen was a contestant on the third series of The Voice Australia. She was a member of Team will. i. am, Nissens debut self-titled album consisted of songs from The Voice. It was not promoted by a single at the time. Nissen recorded a collaboration with will. i. am and Cody Wise titled Im So Excited, soon after its release, Nissen began writing material for her following album in Los Angeles and Denmark. It is unknown when or if it will see a release, on 19 May 2015, Nissen released her follow-up single of Bacharach and Davids Anyone Who Had a Heart as a part of Nine Networks hit television program Love Child.
The song achieved over 70,000 views on YouTube, on 4 August 2015, Nissen released her third single Triumph. She performed her single on The Voice Australia 2015 to over 1.6 million viewers nationwide, the song has over 15, 000+ views online. Anja was featured on We Love Disney album singing A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes from Cinderella and her rendition of Joy to the World was released on The Salvation Armys Spirit of Christmas 2014 album
Irreplaceable is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé for her second studio album, BDay. The song was written by Shaffer Ne-Yo Smith, Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel, S. Eriksen, Espen Lind, Amund Bjørklund, Beyoncé and produced by Stargate and Beyoncé. Irreplaceable was originally a record, it was re-arranged as a mid-tempo ballad with pop and R&B influences by modifying the vocal arrangements. During the production and recording sessions, Beyoncé and Ne-Yo wanted to create a record which people of either gender could relate to, the songs lyrics are about the breakdown of a relationship with an unfaithful man and the song contains a message about female empowerment. The single was released through Columbia Records, Pitchfork Media and Rolling Stone placed it on their lists of Best Songs of the 2000s. Irreplaceable won several awards, including Best R&B/Soul Single at the 2007 Soul Train Music Awards and it was nominated for the Record of the Year award at the 50th Grammy Awards. The single became Beyoncés fourth number-one in the U. S.
was BDays most successful release, Irreplaceable was the twenty-fifth most successful song of the 2000s in the U. S. and was certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. It became Beyoncés second single to achieve 200 million audience impressions in 2006 and she is the second singer to achieve this feat in the U. S. the first having been Mariah Carey in 2005. Irreplaceable peaked at one in Australia, at number four in the United Kingdom. Irreplaceable was 2007s tenth best-selling digital single with over 4.6 million copies sold worldwide, the singles accompanying music video was directed by Anthony Mandler and served as the debut performance of Beyoncés all-female band, Suga Mama. The video was included on the 2007 BDay Anthology Video Album, and an edit was produced for Irreemplazable. It won the Video of the Year award at the 2007 Black Entertainment Television Awards, Irreplaceable has regularly featured in Beyoncés tours and live performances since 2006. The American Society of Composers and Publishers recognized the song as one of the most performed of 2007 at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards, Irreplaceable was written for Chrisette Michele.
The tune did not suit Beyoncés voice, and Ne-Yo wrote the lyrics from a male perspective, Ne-Yo wrote the song in the country style, thinking of country singers Shania Twain and Faith Hill during the sessions. When Ne-Yo heard them playing the song with a guitar, he thought it sounded like country music, but when the drums were incorporated into the music, it was brought to an R&B vibe, and Ne-Yo considered making an R&B-country western music song instead. When the team worked with Ne-Yo, they recorded the song with a male vocalist, they thought a female vocalist would be more suitable, and Ne-Yo thought that it was empowering for a woman to sing it. Eriksen of Stargate said it was an A&R person who suggested that the song would work better when sung by a woman, while Beyoncé worked on material for BDay, she was pleased with the demo of the Irreplaceable that was presented to her. However, Irreplaceable did not seem to fit on BDay, which was supposed to be a club album
I'm So Excited (Anja Nissen song)
Im So Excited is a song by Australian-Danish singer Anja Nissen. It was written and produced by Redfoo and will. i. am, the song features vocals from will. i. am and Cody Wise. The song was released as an iTunes EP on 31 October 2014, on 24 October 2014 Nissen uploaded a six-second preview of the music video on Facebook. On 31 October, she uploaded the full version, it being uploaded to her Vevo account. While she is singing, the words to the song appear as headlines on the magazine covers, the video features will. i. am & Cody Wise. As of 28 January 2015 the video has generated over 136,000 views on YouTube
Wild (Jessie J song)
Wild is a single by English singer-songwriter Jessie J and the lead single from her second studio album, Alive. It was written by Jessica Cornish, Claude Kelly, Dylan Mills, Joshua Coleman and Sean Anderson, the single was released as a download on 26 May 2013 in the United Kingdom. It reached #38 in the UK year-end chart, selling more than 300,000 copies and it ended up at #71 in the Australian year-end chart, selling more than 150,000 copies. Wild was penned by the songwriter Claude Kelly, the song features two rappers, Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal. This was produced by American musician Ammo, who is signed to Dr. Lukes publishing company Prescription Songs as a producer and songwriter, Jessie J told Capital London that she wanted someone really British and really American in terms of guests. The song is in the key of B minor, the music video was directed by Emil Nava. The video leaked on 25 May 2013, the music video opens with the singer, with her newly shaved blonde hair from Comic Relief, walking onto the videos set.
She begins to dance, which is intercut with scenes of her wearing what looks to be a leopard print bodysuit, Jessie J revealed in an interview that the leopard print is actually sprayed onto her skin. Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal appear to rap their verses, on 22 May, Jessie J posted a clip of an acoustic version of Wild onto her YouTube account. The video attracted over a million views within two weeks, the day before the songs release,25 May, Jessie J performed an acoustic snippet of the song at her headline slot at the Mawazine festival in Morocco. The first televised performance of the track was Sound of Changes Chime for Change Live benefit concert in Twickenham Stadium, the performance was broadcast to 150 countries around the globe on 1 June. The same day, the song was performed at the All Starz Summer Party in Readings Madejski Stadium, the song has been promoted at several European music festivals throughout the summer of 2013
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
Denmark has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 45 times since its debut in 1957. Having competed in ten consecutive contests until 1966, Denmark was absent for eleven consecutive contests from 1967-1977, since 1978, they have been absent from only four contests. Denmark has won the contest three times, the Danish qualifying competition for the contest is the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. Birthe Wilke and Gustav Winckler placed third at the countrys first attempt in 1957, Denmark won the contest for the first time in 1963 with the song Dansevise performed by Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann. The country would not return to the top five for over twenty years, Hot Eyes finished third in 1988, as did Birthe Kjær in 1989. In the 1990s, due to performances in the previous years. They did make the top ten three times, with Aud Wilkens fifth place in 1995 being Denmarks only top five result of the decade, the second Danish victory came in 2000, with the Olsen Brothers defying the odds to win with Fly on the Wings of Love.
In 2001, as hosts, Denmark finished second with Never Ever Let You Go performed by Rollo & King, in 2002, Malene Mortensen became the first Danish entry to finish last. Denmark were absent from the 2003 contest, in 2005, Copenhagen hosted Congratulations,50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest, an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary. Denmark achieved its best result for nine years at the 2010 contest, a Friend in London finished fifth in 2011. Denmark won the contest for the time in 2013, with Only Teardrops performed by Emmelie de Forest receiving Denmarks highest ever score with 281 points. Denmark has placed in the top five a total of 14 times and has a score of 65.261 points. Denmark first participated at the Eurovision Song Contest 1957, held in Frankfurt, the country had intended to compete at the first contest in 1956, but had submitted its application past the deadline and was, not allowed to compete. Denmark was the first Nordic country to take part in the contest, with Sweden, iceland, did not take part until 1986.
Denmarks first participants were Birthe Wilke and Gustav Winckler, who sang the song Skibet skal sejle i nat and their performance was controversial as, at the end of the song, the couple performed an 11-second kiss, which caused outcry in some countries. Nevertheless, the performance achieved a respectable 3rd place, Denmark won the contest for the first time in 1963, when Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann sang Dansevise. When Norway announced its votes, the presenter Katie Boyle could not hear the spokesperson, the final result was valid and the victory went to Denmark. Accordingly, in 1964, the contest was held in Denmark for the first time, after the 1966 contest and a record low 14th place, Denmark withdrew from the contest, as DR´s new head of entertainment Niels Jørgen Kaiser did not view the contest as being quality entertainment
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
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
European Broadcasting Union
The European Broadcasting Union is an alliance of public service media entities, established on 12 February 1950. As of 2015, the organisation comprises 73 active members in 56 countries, most EU states are part of this organisation and therefore EBU has been subject to supranational legislation and regulation. It hosted debates between candidates for the European Commission presidency for the 2014 parliamentary elections but is unrelated to the institution itself and it is best known for producing the Eurovision Song Contest. EBU is a member of the International Music Council, Members of the EBU are radio and television companies, most of which are government-owned public service broadcasters or privately owned stations with public service missions. Active Members come from as far north as Iceland and as far south as Egypt, from Ireland in the west and Azerbaijan in the east, Associate Members are from countries and territories beyond Europe, such as Canada, Mexico and Hong Kong. Associate Members from the United States include ABC, CBS, NBC, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Time Warner, and the only individual station, Chicago-based classical music station WFMT.
Active Members are those paying EBU members meeting all technical criteria for full membership, syria is an example of a country within the EBA not complying with all technical criteria for full membership, and thus it is currently only granted Associated Membership. The EBUs highest profile production is the Eurovision Song Contest, organised by its Eurovision Network, the countries represented in the EBU co-operate to create documentaries and childrens programming. Most EBU broadcasters have a deal to carry the Olympics. Another annually recurring event which is broadcast across Europe through the EBU is the Vienna New Years Concert, the theme music played before EBU broadcasts is Marc-Antoine Charpentiers Prelude to Te Deum. It is well known to Europeans as it is played before and after the Eurovision Song Contest, the EBU was a successor to the International Broadcasting Union that was founded in 1925 and had its administrative headquarters in Geneva and technical office in Brussels. It fostered programming exchanges between members and mediated disputes between members that were mostly concerned with frequency and interference issues.
It was in effect taken over by Nazi Germany during the Second World War, france proposed that it would have four votes with the inclusion of its North African colonies. Great Britain felt it would have influence with just one vote. On 27 June 1946 the alternative International Broadcasting Organisation was founded with 26 members, the following day the IBU met in General Assembly and an attempt was made to dissolve it but failed, though 18 of its 28 members left to join the IBO. For a period of time in the late 1940s both the IBU and IBO vied for the role of organising frequencies but Britain decided to be in involved in neither, the BBC attempted but failed to find suitable working arrangements with them. However, for practical purposes the IBO rented the IBU technical centre in Brussels, in August 1949 a meeting took place in Stresa, Italy but it resulted in disagreement between delegates on how to resolve the problems. One proposal was for the European Broadcasting Area to be replaced by one that would exclude Eastern Europe, after Stresa, a consensus emerged among the Western Europeans to form a new organisation and the BBC proposed it be based in London
In music, a single or record single is a type of release, typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record, an album or an EP record. This can be released for sale to the public in a variety of different formats, in most cases, a single is a song that is released separately from an album, although it usually appears on an album. Typically, these are the songs from albums that are released separately for promotional uses such as digital download or commercial radio airplay and are expected to be the most popular, in other cases a recording released as a single may not appear on an album. As digital downloading and audio streaming have become prevalent, it is often possible for every track on an album to be available separately. Nevertheless, the concept of a single for an album has been retained as an identification of a heavily promoted or more popular song within an album collection. Despite being referred to as a single, singles can include up to as many as three tracks on them.
The biggest digital music distributor, iTunes, accepts as many as three tracks less than ten minutes each as a single, as well as popular music player Spotify following in this trend. Any more than three tracks on a release or longer than thirty minutes in total running time is either an Extended Play or if over six tracks long. The basic specifications of the single were made in the late 19th century. Gramophone discs were manufactured with a range of speeds and in several sizes. By about 1910, the 10-inch,78 rpm shellac disc had become the most commonly used format, the inherent technical limitations of the gramophone disc defined the standard format for commercial recordings in the early 20th century.26 rpm. With these factors applied to the 10-inch format and performers increasingly tailored their output to fit the new medium, the breakthrough came with Bob Dylans Like a Rolling Stone. Singles have been issued in various formats, including 7-inch, 10-inch, less common, formats include singles on digital compact cassette, DVD, and LD, as well as many non-standard sizes of vinyl disc.
Some artist release singles on records, a more common in musical subcultures. The most common form of the single is the 45 or 7-inch. The names are derived from its speed,45 rpm. The 7-inch 45 rpm record was released 31 March 1949 by RCA Victor as a smaller, more durable, the first 45 rpm records were monaural, with recordings on both sides of the disc. As stereo recordings became popular in the 1960s, almost all 45 rpm records were produced in stereo by the early 1970s