Month: June 2015

About T.S.S.P.

Brit Remixer T.S.S.P. is an artist/songwriter/producer originally from Scandinavia, but who has lived and worked all his life abroad mostly in and out of London, UK where he landed during the craze of the BritPop area in the mid-90’s.

T.S.S.P.

T.S.S.P.

Initially he debuted in a somehow traditional fashion as a teenage keyboard player/ song writer in a good number of bands, before he eventually found himself doing songwriting/productions with own studio and has by now literally composed and recorded 100’s of songs for a wide selection of artists, mainly from the UK, Australia and Scandinavia. He is running his own pretty innovative digital online label and has currently 10 acts. His take on Pop/Rock is very British inspired from the 70’s 80’s and 90’s, from Bowie to Cure to Coldplay and they has gathered a large following out in the world, all way from South America to Asia, both with music, but also for the un-usual ways that they go about things. A book is out later in the year about that process. He is also being behind books for musicians, is hosting radio shows, and is currently setting up small satelite offices throughout Europe for his label.

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How to become a true popstar.

Wouldn’t it be great, a manual about how to become a true popstar?

Stian Summer

Stian Summer

If all you really really wants, Ian from BritishPopSongs UK says, is to become a true popstar, then there is only one way about it. WORK WORK WORK.

IAN NILSEN, BritishPopSongs Label Manager

Ian Nilsen BritishPopSongs

Ian Nilsen BritishPopSongs

Because no one is going to do it for you. So be productive, disciplined and ambitious all at the same time. If you can throw some honesty in as well, not at least towards yourself, then this could be a winning formular.

A cross between someone well down to earth and a dreamer of all good in life, he is himself the story of how good life is.

“You know, enjoy life, cause life is great”

he claims that “with a positive outlook you are already halfway there, happier, richer, more popular and off to greater things in life” All that with a little homework and you are home safe.

As for the likes of big popstars: “Real popstars are also human beings and they have also started somewhere, just about at the same place as you might at be now… with a bunch of ambitions about you wanting to get your art out in the world. You want to advocate what is obsessing your mind constantly, it being a song, a lyric or some banging on a drumkit.

Just be aware that nobody actually wants you yet, but they will want you, when you have made it. And see, there lies the bigger problem. The world only wants you, when the world got you already. make sense?

But hey don’t give up, write some songs, and work hard, and don’t forget to let the world know. Without letting people know nobody will ever discover you.

Ian is label owner of BritishPopSongs

WANT TO TALK MORE? you can contact him on ian.britishpopsongs@gmail.com

Question time with a Modern Man

Late 2014 A Modern Man releases his debut The Man Who Learned To Live, a collection of adult edgy pop songs with pretty deep lyrics. A Modern Man bursted onto the music scene a bit by accident with the release of ‘loopy’ I’m Looping early last year. Today with tracks like the hugely infectious Liberty and 1-2-3 Running Free AMM is about to take on the world with a very personal take on pop stardom.

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Hello, and congratulations with such a fine EP. You have had such positive feedback since your release of I’m Looping in 2010…

Down the years which of these songs do you think will last the distance?

Well if all goes as I plan and hope it will be Teach Me Darling that gets its own life that will carry it on to many different places. Another bet would be on Wisdom Up For Grabs. But somehow I would expect Wisdom to live a shorter but more intense life. It could be a song that keeps popping up in new cover-versions – that could be great fun.

Did you get rid of any unwanted tracks for the release?

Not really, as soon as I had completed half a song and was humming it to my impatient producer he would start to work on it. I have a feeling that he thinks I should speed up my writing, hahaha.

Would you qualify your album as perfect grown up pop music?

Yes of course, it’s THE perfect grown up pop album. No seriously, do I have to answer that question???

Do you feel that you are more indie or mainstream?

Hmm that’s a good question. I make no attempt to be more Indie than mainstream though most of my surroundings seem to worship indie to the degree that a well-tuned guitar could easily disqualify to a track. I hope my music will be music for the masses rather than a signature for sub cultural identity. To me it’s a fascinating thought to make songs that transcend subcultures and individuality.

What are you trying to archive with your music?

To change the world, of-course!! No seriously, these first songs are pretty much a soundtrack to a personal development I have chosen to undergo the last two years. To me these songs contains energies that are about truly taking on your life and starting to play to win rather than playing to avoid loosing. Not sure that really answered the question.

Do your songs comes easy?

The main melody lines in the refrain and the chorus just pops up in my head one moment. Getting the rest of the song with lyrics and all out of my head is a hell of a job. Still hoping to refine the process so it remains fun and playful through out the process. We’ll have to see if that ever happens, hahaha.

What is the musical inspiration of the band and the overall feel?

Hmmm like a lot of other bands we have kept a great love to Bowie despite he’s changing styles and format. But even though it might not be very present in the songs and the production such bands as The Doors and Joy Division are great influences too. In my opinion they have a very special energy to them that makes me feel vulnerable and powerful at the same time. This is pretty close to one of my convictions of how to meet life.

What is the most exciting thing about being a recording artist?

Besides having a time and a place where everything is centered around myself, you mean? Seriously though, working with other people, mostly my producer, and creating something that is very much embedded with who I am and how I see life but at the same time is also a product of other people’s way perceiving the world. Its like getting a chance of seeing a version of you that you might as well could have been. 

Is this the record you wanted to make in the first place?

As you know I never had any plans of making music but something inside me got impatient and starting shortcutting my consciousness and started composing these little melody-lines and kept feeding them to my mind till I would do something with them. Still not sure what it is inside me that writes these songs but I do feel that the fundamental nerves in the melody-lines are both preserved and given a life in the recording. So YES I’m contend (for once).

and last question.. would you say that your looks are becoming a problem now? (laugh…)  

hahaha well I was actually hoping that with these tracks out my look would become less of a problem now.

She Told She Loved Me Not – the Stian Summer Project : Press Release

TRACK: She Told She Loved Me Not
ARTIST: the Stian Summer Project
LABEL: BritishPopSongs UK
WWW: www.britishpopsongs.co.uk
DISTRIBUTION: iTunes, Amazon and all other major digital outlets
Release Date: Out Now

For immediate release

BritishPopSongs UK is pleased to announce the release of She Told She Loved Me Not by “the Stian Summer Project”

“the Stian Summer Project” is an exiting name on the scene of British newcomers with an unique take on Post BritPop made in 2011 fittingly labeled New BritPop. Among his many inspirations you’ll find Bowie, Coldplay and U2 and with his recordings he has found a place both as a modern punster and as a provider of big sounding songs that draws big followings with his combination of indie and mainstream sound. Initially a surprise hit on the internet he has amazed many thousands of fans across the world from South America, Europe and Asia and the website of his UK label has been hit by more than half a million hits over the last months.

The music is the brainchild of London resident Ian Nilsen that is behind trendsetting UK label BritishPopSongs and has been and done that more or less since the late 90’s where the UK BritPop scene exploded.

“the Stian Summer Project” will take part in a larger scale mid-size venue tour in this autumn together with several other acts from BritishPopSongs. Dates to be announced this summer.

She Told She Loved Me Not is out now on all good digital outlets such as iTunes and Amazon.

more info http://www.britishpopsongs.co.uk