You guys remember Anna Jadéus & the Miracle Orchestra that we wrote about not too long ago? Finally they’re soon about to release their debut album ‘Ramtadam’ on Rolling Sound Records. To celebrate this fantastic news, there will be a release party at Babel in Malmö, Sweden, on May 22nd. The keywords for the evening will be ‘Music, Love and Revolution’.
Roughly a year ago we wrote about the making of Klinande’s Music video ‘Jubel’. You can find the post here. Now Klingande feat Broken back is back with a new video for their latest single ‘Broken Back’.
OkGo is really one of my favorite bands when it comes to making awesome and inspiring music videos. A lot of their videos are filmed in only one sequence which means they have to make everything correct throughout the whole video. Otherwise they have to start all over again. The videos contain a lot of humor and even though some of the videos may look “sparingly” designed, you never reach the point when you get tired of them.
Here are some of my favorites:
(I really had to sort these out because I think they’re all hilarious)
Besides from their awesome videos, OkGo’s latest album ‘Hungry Ghost’ just got available on Spotify. Have a listen!
Dry the River are an English Alternative-rock band formed 2009 in East London. The band played their first show in 2010 in Kilburn, London and in March 2011 they released their debut single ‘No Rest’. They have played at some of Biffy Clyro’s openings and they have also played a lot of festivals over the years.
On April 2nd they will be playing at Babel here in Malmö, Sweden. Do not miss the opportunity to see them live!
We’ve been asking folks where they find their new music inspiration online, so we thought we’d create a mini-blog series to share their Swedish blog tips with you! (Did you miss the first post, featuring Martin Thörnkvist? Check it out.)
Ladyfest Malmö holds the mic
Next up in our “What’s bloggin’ in Sweden?”-series is Ladyfest Malmö – a feminist cultural association that promotes gender equality within music, culture and the arts. Ladyfest is a global movement, with groups of activists in cities around the world, working to ensure that women get as much representation as men in the local and global cultural landscape. Follow these ladies on Facebook and Instagram.
Emelie Veide of Ladyfest Malmö shares her destinations for her online new Swedish music shot (originally written in Swedish):
It’s fun to explore new things, especially new music! Here’s a top 100 playlist (well almost 100, it’s still in the making) that my brother made for my sister. She recently converted to heavy metal after a trip to Berlin. My brother made this for her as an introduction to the genre and it’s sub-genres. All this based on his knowledge and taste as a heavy metal connoisseur. He has the biggest record collection I’ve seen and it’s getting bigger almost everyday. I think it’s fantastic that I have someone to teach me stuff about things I have no idea about! Enjoy!
I am happy to present tontine, the most recent addition to the group of awesome bands and artists signed up to Emues. tontine are based in Sweden, Malmö. They have played together since February and have already managed to make people refer to bands such as Deerhoof, Television and Sonic Youth. Continue reading Presenting: tontine→
Today is World Humanitarian Day – a day to raise awareness of aid workers who risk their lives and dedicate their passion and time to humanity. This year people are joining the conversation on Twitter and sharing their views on what #TheWorldNeedsMore.
But what has music got to do with it?
Music has the ability to inspire, unleash emotions and change people. We all know that when you hear a song on the radio, it can trigger a feeling that you had the first time you heard the song, or when you saw that band play live. Music triggers passion, love, engagement, excitement and ease – a range of emotions!
The United Nations works with celebrities and musicians to raise awareness of their campaigns and programs. Last year, Beyoncé inspired millions of people to mobilize for humanity, through World Humanitarian Day’s “I was here” Campaign.
Live music has been used for years to raise awareness and funds for those in need. Bob Geldof was a pioneer when it comes to setting up live streamed arena concerts for social good, through Live Aid in 1985 – as a millennial, I wasn’t even born yet, but it has changed the way we use live music for good. We’ve seen campaigns like Make Poverty History, with Bono in the lead, and today, we’ve got movements like Chime for Change and Global Citizen.
Global Citizen is a movement to educate people about how to end extreme poverty, and have the chance to go to live music events too. We’re excited to be attending the Global Festival in September, in New York City!
On June 1 this year, Chime for Change, a global campaign founded by Gucci to raise funds for and awareness about the empowerment of women and girls, celebrated The Sound of Change, a groundbreaking concert in London featuring well-known international celebrities and musicians, including change-makers, activists and leaders. Chime for Change partnered with Catapult (a crowdfunding platform for women and girls) to accelerate progress for on-the-ground projects dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls through access to education, health and justice. Musicians and celebrities have curated projects on Catapult, encouraging online donors and concert-goers to join them in crowdfunding projects they care about. Curators include Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Salma Hayek Pinault, Frida Giannini, Olivia Wilde, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sarah Brown and Madonna.
This is what the Chimers accomplished on that day:
The Sound of Change raised $3.9 million (after VAT) that, through Catapult, has led to real impact for 84 organizations, funding over 210 projects in 81 different countries!
We can all have an impact!
We at Emues believe in social change. We believe in the power of each individual to make a difference. We are all empowered to save lives! We also believe that music has the power to inspire that change. Therefore, artists, bands and musicians have an incredible opportunity to use that power for social good. At Emues we want to make it possible for anyone to engage people to make a difference.
Through Emues.com we are able to create new ways of funding concerts. We want to give you the tools to engage fans, book gigs and create unforgettable live music events – what good comes out of it is up to your imagination!
At Emues, we believe #TheWorldNeedsMore #LiveMusic for #SocialGood!
What do you think live music can do for social good? How would you like to use your music for social good?
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