STOVKHOLM, Sweden (VIP NEWS) — Cosmos Music has acquired leading Nordic music publishing company Scandinavian Songs.
Stockholm-based Scandinavian Songs has a local roster of 22 active writer/producers. It also represents a number of international publishers for the Nordics, including Imagem, Mute Songs, Global Talent and Budde Music and also Avicii and Ash Pournouri`s publishing company PRMD.
Scandinavian Songs will retain its name and continue to operate as a standalone business under the Cosmos Music umbrella. Former co-owner and long time publishing executive Hans Desmond will remain with the company as board member and senior advisor, as will creative director Peo Nylén and copyright manager Christoffer Westerlund.
Cosmos Music will provide additional resources in A&R, synch/licensing, administration, business affairs and finance in order to build further on Scandinavian Songs position as the leading music publisher in the Nordic region.
"With the acquisition of Scandinavian Songs, we will now become as active in music publishing as we are on the recorded side," said Cosmos Music founding partner Fredrik Ekander (pictured). "The Nordic region has for quite a while lacked a good sized, strong, well-funded, pro-active and creatively driven and fully independent local publisher – and Scandinavian Songs is now perfectly positioned to fill that void.
"Besides a renewed focus on A&R and new signings, the aim is now also to expand the company`s subpublishing operations and the representation of international catalogues for the Nordics. Ekander, Desmond and Nylén will be at Midem in June to meet with both existing and potential new partners."