SKAP Awards

Every year SKAP (The Swedish Society of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) provide grants and awards to songwriters to shine light on creative diversity and the people behind the music. This year Jörgen Elofsson, Seinabo Sey and Vincent Pontare each received awards from SKAP on October 8th.

Seinabo Sey received the “Jubilee Award” that’s awarded “young writers who will go on and make big things but has already made a significant impact”.

Jörgen Elofsson received the 'Honorary Award' because of his longevity in the music scene, beginning with his essential role at Cherion to writing hits to artists such as Westlife, Britney Spears, Celine Dion and Bryan Adams.

To read more about SKAP visit their website here.

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Kung Fury - out now!

The short film 'Kung Fury' is available for everyone to see on YouTube now.

The film is a sort of 80's fantasy parody from Swedish film maker and visual effects talent David Sandberg, and features nazis, vikings, dinosaurs and deadly arcade machines.

The soundtrack is also available and features the David Hasselhoff theme song 'True Survivor' (written by UMPG's Jörgen Elofsson and Mitch Murder) as well as other great songs by Mitch Murder.

Watch the movie:

Listen to the soundtrack after the break.

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David Hasselhoff - 'True Survivor' from 'Kung Fury'

David Hasselhoff performs the theme song 'True Survivor' from the upcoming Kickstarter funded film 'Kung Fury, directed and written by David Sandberg. The video got over four million views in 72 hours!

'True Survivor' is written by Jörgen Elofsson and Mitch Murder. 'Kung Fury' premieres online on Youtube and SVT Play May 28th.

Check out the amazing video after the break.

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UMPG Scandinavia wins awards in Japan

On March 1st, Girl's Generation (SM Entertainment) won in the category '3 Best Albums (Asia)' at the 29th annual Japanese 'Gold Disc Awards'. The album contains the group's previous japanese hits. UMPG Scandinavia's writers (Dsign Music, Trinity, Jörgen Elofsson, Lauren Dyson, Ylva Dimberg, Martin 'Mage' Hedegaard) have interest in eight smash hits on this # 1 album.

Tohoshinki (SM Entertainment) whose album 'Wish' won Best Asian Artist, Best Music Video and Best 3 Albums (Asia) has a song contributed by The Kennel's/UMPG Scandinavia's writers and producers Caesar & Loui.

Please join us in congratulating our great writers!

For all winners please visit the official 'The Gold Disc Awards' website.

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Jörgen Elofsson awarded at BMI Awards 2013

Song of the Year -- given to the song most performed on U.S. television and radio within BMI's catalog over the past twelve months -- went to "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," co-written by UMP Scandinavia's Jörgen Elofsson and performed by Kelly Clarkson.

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Success for UMP Scandinavia writers at BMI Pop Awards 2013

Success for UMP Scandinavia signed writers at last night's gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.

Jörgen Elofsson was awarded for the Kelly Clarkson superhit 'Stronger' and Axwell won for his co-written 'Wild Ones' by Flo Rida feat. Sia.

Huge congratulations to our winners!

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Agnetha Faltskog - New single written by Jorgen Elofsson

Today Agnetha Fältskog releases her brand new single “When You Really Loved Someone”. Written by UMP's Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer Jörgen Elofsson, this is the former ABBA member’s first original song in 25 years!

"I never thought I would sing again, but when I heard the first three songs I couldn't say no"

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