About BritishPopSongs UK



BritishPopSongs is an online vanity record label that promotes a British sound ranging from early David Bowie, Roxy Music towards Hurts, Coldplay today.

With catchy songs, well written, for a public that might be a bit older now, but still are very fond of this sound. This does not mean that the sound has not a huge support among late teens onwards as well.

The label release singles at a fast rate, twice a month, the 1st and the 15th, with a small range of artists, often vocalists, that all gets very involved in their own releases.

The label was started by Ian Nilsen, a long time London resident producer/artist/songwriter.

It was the idea of promoting good songs on much simplified manners using the net initially and a hub website, that started it all. That was simply instead of old ways of pressing records and having 3 month lead times for every release. With the internet today you reach fans with minutes, and if your sound and songs are good enough, there is not much stopping you.

It has proven to pick up very fast, there has been well over 100.000 hits on the site over the trial period and the 1st of October is seen as the official launch date of the label. Songs can be purchased using all good online stores such as Amazon and iTunes.

Another very important point is not to throw significant money on a record from the outset, but let it showcase itself to the world before it eventually is decided if there is a high level of demand for the track. That would mean that a song could go several versions over time until the final end recording and package is laid down.

BritishPopSongs works with externals on a track by track level, or artist by artist level, where PR people, radio pluggers, add agencies and even private people gets involved in a release on a share of income level.

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About BritishPopSongs

BritishPopSongs is an online record label releasing singles at a fast pace.


The musical style is British 70’s 80s and 90s and influenced by artists such as David Bowie, Roxy Music, ColdPlay, Blur and Oasis. It embraces social networks such as FaceBook, Twitter and Soundcloud to get out to a wide range of fans. The singles are release in two weeks slots with BEST OF compilations twice a year.

The official start date has been put down as 1′st of October 2010 and was founded by former London musician/artist/producer Ian Nilsen without any funding in an attempt to get what he describes as his own sound out in the big world. The idea was to create a label that much more should be identified by a sound than by individual artists.

BPS also embraces attempts of online magazines, internet radio channels, YouTube channels, live concerts, merchandising and books.
BPS has a close tie with a movement names NewBritPop, that sort of takes the 90’s BritPop in a new direction without pretending to match the scale of the original.

Ian Nilsen, Label Manager

“It’s all about having a degree of fun and getting songs out in the big world, songs and sounds that lives in me. It’s also about having full control about whats going on and being able to do just about everything you want to with having a steady flow of opinions from other people. If we want to change strategy over night, well, we do it, if we want to release a live recording done this afternoon, well, the off we go.”

During 2011 BPS is planning to embrace traditional channels such as terrestrial radio and TV and bigger commercial advertising campaigns.

Lots of cool music from the boys at britishPopSongs on where you can find many links.

the Stian Summer project – Singles Club #1

He is calling it the Stian Summer project.


His real name is not Stian or Summer, which might seem obvious, but you can never be sure about anything when you find BritishPopSongs label manager Ian Nilsen has a hand in something.

Ian Nilsen has made music always, and anyone that knows him with a bit of memory will recognise this as a trademark Ian thing.

Ian is now introducing the Stian Summer singles club which is a series of weekly single downloads available for everyone for absolutely free.

Back in the past, Ian has talked passionate about “an obsession with writing power pop tunes for the people that simply refuses to grow up”, that he would until his last breath continue assault of  70’s and 80’s songs, coupled with a slight Swedish production of 2014.

He disappeared a little over 2012 and 2013, as he was more that occupied with the handful of other artists he was introducing at the label.

BritishPopSongs, Et moderne label der konstant prøver grænser af. (Dansk)

Ved at fastholde en sand kærlighed til Britisk pop musik har BritishPopSongs i 2014 æren af at være en reel frontløber for u-afhænging musik udgivelse på det globale plan.

Med en ganske fandenivoldsk attitude med hensyn til den etablerede musik-branche prøver de igen og igen at bevise at ved at være innovative og grænse overskridende at musik industrien langfra er død og begravet, men tværtimod lever i bedste velgående på det globale plan.

BritishPopSongs udgiver et hav af singler med kunstnere som vel har ligget udenfor de etablerede selskabers radar, men som mestrer både deres musikalske håndværk og har har en reeel original tilgang indenfor deres kunstneriske virkefelt som de fleste gamle selskaber ikke kunne eller ville turde satse på i 2012. Samtidig er der en klar og stram rød tråd i både lyd og profil i deres produktioner som håndhæves med hård hånd af deres label. Man kan sige at alle små otte kunstnere som er tilknyttet falder indenfor den samme musikalske genre, nemlig en nænsom opdatering af den klassiske Britiske lyd tilføjet en stor kærlighed for iørefaldne kompositioner som forhåbenligt lever i bevidstheden længe efter musikken stopper.

Styken i BritishPopSongs ligger vel i forståelsen for at skrue det sikre pop hit sammen kombineret med en god forståelse for hvor den globale pop musik i 2012 bevæger sig hen imod.


A throwback to 90’s London

The sun is shining from a very blue sky, one can feel that spring finally is with us. Its monday morning, end of March and i have a coffee with Ian Nilsen, boss at BritishPopSongs UK. It’s not often you see him in public on mornings, maybe only mondays will do.

Ian Nilsen
Ian Nilsen

Ian Nilsen

Back in the 90’s Britain was full of optimism and hope. BritPop was huge and the musical scene kind of exploded. Today times are much harder and jobs are scarce and difficult to find.

Ian wanted to have people doing all the record business work for him, recording, producing, pr, managing etc etc. What he didn’t realise was that all this costs a ton of money, money that he would not get himself in the end. ‘At school the dream was getting a record deal, getting famous and having fun, lot of it. That kind of followed through the years, until i started to realise that eventually it had to come from myself all this. It’s excellent to have people working with you, no doubt, but only if you have some kind of control, you are avoiding defeat at some point in a very competitive industry’. So at day he worked his socks off, fine-tuning what would become his masterplan and at night he networked his way through the web of contacts. ‘People are by far the most important thing to take into account. There will be nothing without people, and so many got so much talent out there.’

However its also difficult only to make contacts in the nightlife, often things are forgotten when the cocktails are replaced by aspirins the morning after, so Ian has always stuck with an incredible work ethic during daytime.

Now we have 2012 and nothing has really changed. He still feel lucky and even with some talent and a lot of determination he knows that being in the right place at the right time is so ever important. It seems that the right place is somewhere else right now, he has just left the room in a hurry. We didin’t even get any time to talk about his latest release, the ArtRockers, Next Stop Art. Well have to be another time then.

BritishPopSongs releases singles every two weeks.

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About BritishPopSongs in 20 lines

BritishPopSongs is an online label started summer 2010 by Ian Nilsen, a longtime London resident and a songwriter/producer/artist himself.

It embraces the British sound from the 70’s 80’s and 90’s, ranging from early David Bowie, Roxy Music to BritPop area bands like Blur and Oasis.
The release schedule is hectic, singles are released twice monthly with a Best Of compilations every 6 month. The label is aimed at everyone, also older fans of this music that somehow doesn’t really get all the new young bands, but that also feel interesting in new songs too, not just compilations and re-issues.



It was the idea of promoting good songs on much simplified manners using the internet initially and a hub website, that started it all, instead of old ways of pressing records and having several months of lead times for every release. With the internet today you reach fans with minutes, and if your sound and songs are good enough and you know how to get the word out, there is not much stopping you. The internet has also made the whole process very dynamic. If something doesn’t work out, you’d simply change it again. A release does not get some good reception, it goes down again. The artists make a home video and it’s online same afternoon, etc. With artwork the story is the same, it’s much faster to create artwork for online use, than for print.

NBP Radio is a month old today.

NBP Radio

NBP Radio

… to start you own radio station is a pretty ambitious thing to do and on top of that…  one that only breaks new bands band playing some cool new songs….  But that was what the people at NewBritPop decided to do, such was the buzz around their FB fan site. You can see why it was such a good idea now , that listerners comes from all over the world to discover these cool tunes.

NBP Radio is a great place to listen to new songs of love and loss. The only problem is how to move on to the next thing on the web and stay tuned at the same time.

It is truly a victorious feat and speak volumes of the true desire to actually getting on with things. Between the songs you get comments and trivia  about the artists, but in the end the songs stands by themselves as they should do.

So if by any means these songs one day stand up to the classics NBP Radio can rightly claim that it was part of the buzz generating lot back in 2010 and onwards.

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