Month: February 2014

Suzannah recorded LIVE for NBP Radio February 2014

As part of the NBP radio live recordings, the Stian Summer Project performed a handful of songs for Piano and Vocal only.
It’s nice to hear songs in such an intimate way and it somehow suits an otherwise full and at times slightly over-produced act to perform in this way. On top of that, usually these days we way too often hear Live performances on guitar and vocal, not on Piano. The piano performances here are simple, but they support the songs as they should, without ‘stealing the show’. They also showcases a good knowledge of chord structures and harmonic constructions. It’s all first take, so in a way, small mistakes both with notes played and rhythms that goes off… sort of only adds to the intimate ambiance.

These recordings has been a pretty successful experiment for NBP Radio so an EP, probably a full album will be released shortly through online record label BritishPopSongs.

Follow the Stian Summer project on Facebook HERE


The first time I saw you, I knew I couldn’t cope
Sure I heard the thunder but stayed blind to the hope

Since I found you here, You seem to be everywhere

Love can be simple, Love holds no secrets

So how come you stand , holding my hand

Oh Suzannah, oh Suzannah
I adore you
Oh Suzannah, oh Suzannah
I want more and more of you

but I owe you nothing, nothing at all
but I owe you nothing, nothing at all

I tell you ’bout a dream, I’ve had for many years
Never out of danger, It always ends in tears

In this moment of thruth, I’m on a mountain this high

Suzannah I adore you, I want more and more of you

but I owe you nothing, nothing at all

Love can be simple, Love holds no secrets
So how come you stand , holding my hand

Oh Suzannah, oh Suzannah, I adore you
Oh Suzannah, oh Suzannah, I want more and more of you

but I owe you nothing, nothing at all
but I owe you nothing, nothing at all


the Stian Summer Project LIVE recordings from NBP Radio

It was a little coming, but BritishPopSongs is now on

Ian from BritishPopSongs said at the day…

“We will mostly use SoundCloud to showcase demo recordings and other pre-releases to fans and press.
It’s a cool way to let folks have a listen to stuff before it comes out and goes on sale on all the more traditional channels.

It’s great too, that we as a label can react to the feedback we get and listen to advice about the many recordings we releases.”

Coming in to 2014

Ian Nilsen

Ian Nilsen

They officially launced last year or shortly before that in earnest, but already it’s clear that BritishPopSongs is no ordinary musical startup company.

Ian Nilsen has written many a song since leaving school and worked with a host of talented people in the past, but by fronting his own imprint he has gone into some sort of an overdrive. BPS is not online a music label, but also a factory of creative juices spanning from books, the internet and visuals too, all with the one goal, to bring out his ‘sound’ to anyone who likes to know.

He is pretty assured, but also very humble in his approch, for example, he would never talk to people about what he does for a living if he feels that they would not be interested.

“I have in the past try to talk ┬áto people about all the ideas i might have, but they just seemed to be pretty annoyed by it. For long I didn’t understand why, but i think i got older and a bit wiser, he laughs.”

He got enough material lying around for a lifetime’s work, but there will be more to come he assures.
Unusally, for a young company with so big ambitions, they have had a hard time getting funding in todays financial climate.

“Oh yes, that’s hard, but I found out that it is hard for everyone out there, and some advisers came in a said that I needed no one really. Sure, money would be tight, but control would be all mine in the end, and how much I enjoy that. It’s not often that a week passes without I have changed direction 180 degrees on something that didn’t work out for some reason. I can imagine if I had to be responsable towards investors on a daily basis, that simply would not work out.”

He returns to his office once more to continue work on his onslaught on the world with a rather fresh take on a music industry that has somehow become an old mens club.

“I know tons of musos that are so unhappy about their label deals and that get paid next to nothing. but when I talk to many they simply do not believe in what I got going, but you know, I don’t care, don’t think you should do if you know where you are heading”

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