The IMPF GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT PALMA
SONG WRITING CAMP
Palma Songwriting Camp 06 – 10 October 2023
The Songwriting camp will run concurrent to the IMPF Music Summit from 06 to 10 October 2023.
21 writers/artists have been selected by a Committee to participate in this unique songwriting camp. The songwriting camp will take place in the Palma Music Studios. The music genre is Pop. A high-energy celebratory listening session open to all Palma delegates will take place on the evening of Tuesday, 10 October.
Niclas Molinder, songwriter, producer and music entrepreneur, founder of Session.
Frederik Thomander, songwriter, producer and music entrepreneur, founder of Palma Music Studios.
Aaron Buckingham, songwriter and publishing relations lead EMEA and SEA Spotify.
Andrea England, songwriter, founder Lemonade Factory Music and Four Chords and The Truth.
Annette Barret, MD and Global Strategic Liaison, Reservoir and IMPF President
You will find information relating to the producers, artists, and IMPF member companies involved in this year’s songwriting camp detailed below. We are also pleased to welcome our Partners and Sponsors.
22D Music Group
Kemper Music Group
Roba Music Verlag
Palma Music Studios
Régis KOLE – 22D Music Group, France
Régis KOLE began his career with a vocal string quartet: ESTEEM AKapella. Noticed by comedians Mouss DIOUF and AL JARREAU, he opened for Fred WESLEY (B’s) and KOFFI OLOMIDE at Bercy in 2000. Over the course of his solo career, he has released several opuses. He has also collaborated with many artists, including Manu DIBANGO, Lokua KANZA and Aïssa MAÏGA. His voice has been heard by millions of people in television adverts and in the credits of cartoons such as “Les Mysterieuses Cités d’or, season 4”. His latest album, “The singing child”, includes the hits FAYA, BENDO, FREE LIKE A BIRD, SING SING, BEAUTIFUL MINDS.
Nina Lee – ABKCO Music & Records, USA
New York native singer-songwriter, Nina Lee, will charm you with her smoky vocals, classy demeanor and weathered lyrics. Her refined grit is attributed to an upbringing surrounded by different cultures and an appreciation for the long line of giants who paved the way before her.
Nina’s authenticity has played a key role in creating music that speaks to a demographic spanning across teens to young adults, while encouraging her listeners to rise up in facing both worldly and personal trials & tribulations. Nina has recently had a string of high-profile sync placements including uses featured in shows such as Grey’s Anatomy (ABC), The Lake (Amazon) and The Twilight Zone (CBS/Viacom) as well as major upcoming placements.
La Ville – Cosmos Music Publishing, Sweden
Andre Laville is Cosmos’ UK-based songwriter, who released his debut album “The Wanderer” in 2019 on legendary label Acid Jazz Records. He’s also done collabs and features on releases with acts such as Ash Walker, Foreign Beggars, Big Narstie, Hybrid Minds, and in September 2020 a bass house collab with rising DJ star Rowen Reecks, ”Lookin’ At” saw the release on cool and renowned label Perfect Havoc. Andre’s beautiful soul voice and dynamic songwriting can add that extra groove to any musical genre.
Lilla Shy – Duchamp, Inc., USA
Lilla Shy is an Italian-raised, London-based singer, songwriter and producer who attributes her name to a blanket she’s had since she was born, which became her soft amulet in times of social anxiety. Lilla started her writing journey in the EDM/Pop dance scene in 2017, with releases on labels such as Warner, Sony and Hexagon. Only in July 2022 she started her autobiographical solo artist journey, gaining instant radio support from the likes of John Kennedy at Radio X, Dean Jackson at BBC Introducing and seeing herself land on numerous Spotify editorial playlists such as Borderless, Fresh Finds, New Music Friday Italia. Seven singles and an acoustic EP down the line, she is now starting to work on her debut album.
Linda Stark – Edition Intro Meisel, Germany
After several years of on-stage work throughout Germany the platinum-certified songwriter and Berlin based singer decided to dedicate herself to her true passion: singing and writing music. Her first professional writing session in October 2014 was the final turning point. She co-wrote the song “Dance” that was part of an album that hit no1 of the Japanese charts half a year later. Since then she spent a lot of time in studios in Berlin, Stockholm & L.A. creating both English and German songs. She has written tracks on no1 albums in Japan, Germany and Switzerland. With a feeling for modern pop sounds and a sixth sense for modern beats her toplines really get stuck in your head. Linda is a board member of the German songwriter association VERSO and founded her own publishing agency PAPER PUG in 2021. Linda is exclusively signed to Meisel Music.
Stig Rästa – FAAR Music, Estonia
Stig Rästa is a talented songwriter, producer, and artist, who has his own solo project and is also a part of electronic music duo ‘Kisma.’ Kisma’s first single ‘We Are’ was released in 2017 by No Copyright Sounds and has been played over 7 million times on Spotify and Youtube. In 2015, he represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest with his song ‘Goodbye to Yesterday’, which placed 7th in the final. The song has over 12 million streams on Spotify and won ‘Song of the Year’ award at Estonian Music Awards in 2016. Stig has written for many successful artists such as Mike Williams, Tungevaag, Syn Cole, Victor Crone, Joakim Lundell, Elina Born, Traffic and Karl-Erik Taukar. Stig co-wrote ‘Storm’ by Victor Crone, which represented Estonia in Eurovision in 2019 and kick-started Victor’s further career. The song was played over 15,000 times on Swedish radios. Stig was also the writer for ESC 2016 Estonian entry song ‘Play’ by Jüri Pootsmann.
Englando – GL Music Publishing, Denmark
Englando, Songwriter, producer, and artist Englando is one of the most innovative and attractive creatives in Denmark. His success with cult-band Ude Af Kontrol (Sony Denmark) has already secured him a special status having gone multi-platinum and played some of the biggest festivals and venues in Denmark (Smukfest, Store Vega, Tivoli). As a songwriter, his main area of expertise is within uptempo rap / hip hop but he can just as well cross over to EDM (specifically melbourne bounce) and straight pop. But his chronic wanderlust and curiosity means that he is up for almost any task and genre, as long as he can connect it to his colorful identity. Englando’s wit and energy provides him with the extra edge in sessions where he is able to motivate everyone creatively and find the right direction for the song. Englando is up for co-writing and -producing for other projects as well, and if it’s the right project, there might also be the possibility for an artist collaboration with Ude Af Kontrol.
Lui Peng – Globe Art Music Publishing, Germany
Lui Peng, a rising British-Chinese singer-songwriter, is renowned for his unique sound, drawing from a mix of alternative pop, smooth R&B, and various other genres. First gaining traction through YouTube, his music offers a captivating blend of acoustic and electronic elements. Peng’s songs, such as “Just a Phone Call Away” and “Disappointed,” showcase his lyrical prowess and introspection on daily life and personal experiences. Influenced by a myriad of artists including John Mayer and Drake, he studied at the esteemed Abbey Road Institute, which deepened his understanding of music production. Currently working on his fifth body of work, Peng’s authenticity, versatility, and passion are evident in his music. Follow his journey on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.
Lua – GMI Rights Management, Georgia
Lua is a singer-songwriter and producer from Tbilisi, Georgia. Her first word was “the moon”, which later became an inspiration for her stage name “Lua”. The self-taught musician started writing songs at the age of 14 with various instruments, the sound of which has written songs of different styles, with most of them being noticeably catchy. Her songs include different genres because she always travels into many musical vibes and get new skills. In 2018, Lua won Tbilisi Newcomers showcase and played on the main stage of Tbilisi Open Air/AlterVision. Following this, she performed at other festivals and gigs in Georgia and was a frequent guest at Tv shows. In 2021 Lua won the Gen Z artist category at ELECTRONAUTS awards and her single “Hip Hip”, became a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC). In 2023 Lua started producing her songs and released an EP album named “Fuck” which clearly expresses Lua’s sound and vibe. Now she has all girl punk band based in Tbilisi, Georgia and their songs are mostly in Georgian language.
Maike – Guesstimate, Germany
German-born singer-songwriter Maike is a versatile and professional vocalist with a strong presence in the US and UK music industries. With notable collaborations including Timmy Trumpet, Marnik, and Skytech, her expertise spans various genres. Maike’s master’s degree in music from the University of West London propelled her career, performing as a backing vocalist on prestigious TV shows like The Voice and Britain’s Got Talent. As a multilingual artist, she excels in toplining pop and Electronic Dance Music in German and English, with recent cuts featuring Lizot and appearances on Netflix’s feel-good series through her work with Universal Music UK.
Ciprian Lemnaru – Kemper Music Group, Romania
Ciprian graduated from Bucharest Conservatory and holds a master degree in piano. He co-wrote on several hits released by Kontor, Armada, Sony, Warner, Universal.
Melis Fis – Median Muzik Edisyon, Turkey
Melis Fis (Istanbul, 2001) is a Turkish singer-song writer and an influencer. As a multi-disciplinary creator and artist (Music, Dance, Designing, Acting, Video Content Producer), she met social media when she was fourteen and took creative videos, cover videos and vlogs on many social platforms. Following to her first release, Dur Diyemem, 2019, Melis has released fifteen more singles and two EP’s in DSPs including Uyku Yok from 2022 Turkish Top 100 Chart. She has also been creating music videos for social media platforms, jingles for brands (TVs, Digital, TikTok, etc) some of which went viral on social media platforms. Her power in the digital can be seen on Spotify with 500K monthly listeners, 1.6M followers on TikTok, 500K followers on Instagram, 600K subscribers on YouTube.
Felix Enghult – Moonbase Music, Sweden
We proudly present Felix Enghult, an exceptional Swedish artist, singer, and songwriter hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden. With a musical journey that commenced at a tender age of 13 and culminated in crafting heartfelt compositions since 2016, Felix’s talent knows no bounds. Having achieved widespread acclaim, Felix released his debut EP in 2020, leaving audiences mesmerized by his soulful melodies and poignant lyrics. Moreover, his participation in the esteemed Swedish IDOL 2020 competition solidified his position among the top 20 contestants, earning the admiration of countless fans. Recently, Felix signed with Moonbase Music publishing as a distinguished songwriter, paving the way for his evocative compositions to resonate with a global audience. Anticipation runs high as he prepares to unveil a series of enthralling releases in Japan by year-end, enriching the musical landscape in the Land of the Rising Sun. His captivating live performances have taken him on successful tours throughout Sweden, captivating audiences and leaving them yearning for more. Committed to his craft, Felix is tirelessly working on his own material, promising deeper connections through his forthcoming creations.
Mat Hours – Musigamy, France
Mat Hours is a french artist from Marseille (France)°, composer-producer and sound engineer awarded for his skills into electro acoustic music. He has been building his career participating as both composer and performer in such eclectic projects as the Electro pop of So?Mash!, the Arabian Rock of Temenik Electric or his own. From 2018, he is more and more involved in cowriting sessions and begin to plant seeds in many different repertoires. He composed and produced the half of debut LP for the electropop singer John Linhart, had his first cut in french major label with Angelina and produced many electro songs for artists such as Joan Alasta, Cysco Fiore and so on.
Max Billion – PEN Music Group, USA
Versatile Stockholm based songwriter, producer and multi Instrumentalist known for using infuences from Rock, Pop, and R&B in his writing. He has released and recorded music with some of the biggest acts in Scandinavia. He’s had over 200 million streams to date on Spotify with songs such as “Ride With Me” by Tungevaag & Kid Ink (Certi!ed gold), “So Cold” with Mahalo (No 1 on Billboard Dance), and numerous international artists such as Mike Perry, Cazzette, Embody, Yves V, and Timmy Trumpet, Casey Cook, LeyeT, Sarah de Warren, John Duff , Boy Kiss Girl, rock act Solence and South African pop artist Hanco. Max started out as frontman of the acclaimed indie band ‘Everywhere’. With support from stations such as BBC Introducing, BBC2, 1Xtra, Kiss FM and 6 Music in the UK, as well as press in magazines such as Clash, The Skinny and MusicWeek, its safe to say that ‘Everywhere’ have had its fair share of success. His music has been featured in American TV shows such as HBO’s “Looking”, CW Networks hit series “iZombie”, “Young and Country” on MTV as well as a recent worldwide placement for American Express and countless other brands. In 2017, Max shifted focus and started writing and producing for others and has since collaborated with a long list of talent, including, Talay Riley (Khalid, Nick Jonas) Oliver Nelson (Kygo), Didrik Franzén (Justin Bieber, Avicii) Martin Nessi (Ariana Grande, Celine Dion), Mason Musso (Metro Station) Mark Needham (The Killers, Walk The Moon), Eric Sanicola (One Direction, Jennifer Lopez) Anthony Kilho”er (Kanye West) Mark Had!eld (Ne-Yo, Iggy Azalea), Pam Sheyne (Christina Aguilera) Lauren Dyson (BTS, Girls Generation) Marc Nelkin, (Kesha), and Shaun Frank (Chainsmokers), Max Jaeger (Diplo) and Paul Aiden (Adam Lambert, Becky Hill).
Haley Maze – Roba Music Publishing, Germany
From the epicenter of electronic music in Germany, Cologne, the 23 year-old Haley Maze made her way into the music business as asinger/songwriter/toplinerin 2020. After signing an exclusive publishing deal with ROBA, she was able to get cuts and upcoming releases with international artists such as W&W, Blasterjaxx, Neptunica, Dion Timmer, Klaas,v MitiS, HBz and Jaxx&Vega. She regularly gets invited to songwriting camps with the likes of Kontor, Armada, Unified Songs, Resevoir, CTM and many more. The releases she is lending her voice to are breaking a couple of millions streams and toplines written by her are getting a lot of attention throughout continents. “Rave Superstar”, her collab together with W&W and Axmo, being premiered on Tomorrowland’s Mainstage 2022, paved her way for a promising career. After making her first steps into the music business during Covid times with only online sessions and self-recording her vocals at home, she is more ready than ever to dive further into the real-life world of music. With plenty of upcoming releases, 2023 is already a very promising year for Haley Maze.
GIOIA – Sugar Music Publishing, Italy
GIOIA is a 23-year-old singer, songwriter, and producer from Italy. In her music, her soothing and captivating vocals are gracefully intertwined with a sound that seamlessly merges contemporary productions with the timeless essence of soul and R&B music, genres which GIOIA is strongly inspired by. GIOIA‘s background in design and architecture, and her passion for drawing and graphic design, led her to develop a very meticulous aesthetic, intricately woven in harmony with her musical creations.
JayWood – Third Side Music, Canada
Canadian songwriter and producer Jeremy Haywood-Smith needed an escape from his state of mourning when he began working on Slightshot, his most recent LP as JayWood, the recording project he started in 2015. After the loss of his mother in 2019 and a global standstill with multiple social crises throughout 2020, Haywood-Smith yearned for some forward momentum. Feeling disconnected from his past and ancestry after the death of a parent, Haywood-Smith made a conscious effort to better understand his identity and unique Black experience living in the predominantly white province of Manitoba. Through a year of self reflection and reconnection with his roots, Haywood-Smith has made the biggest leap forward for his project JayWood by simply looking back. Merging fantasy scenarios, personal anecdotes, and infectious pop and dance instrumentals, Slingshot is a self-portrait of JayWood at his surface and his depths. Haywood-Smith was born and raised in the Canadian prairies, spending most of his life in the city of Winnipeg. Since 2015 JayWood has captured the young writer’s journey of self discovery and heartache through unique songwriting and an ever-evolving sound. Haywood-Smith taught himself how to write and record during the primitive days of the project, but has developed through challenging himself to never fear change. Haywood-Smith’s soulful voice and dynamic production style shines through his 2021 release, Some Days—a polished reworking of his 2015 EP of the same name. Despite the culturally homogenous nature of his hometown, Haywood-Smith takes inspiration from a wide range of Black performers and artists working in all genres and eras. Visionary artists like Kendrick Lamar inspired Haywood-Smith’s approach to storytelling and world-building while constructing this album. Slingshot, JayWood’s first full length with the Brooklyn-based label Captured Tracks, was released in summer 2022. His powerful performances and pensive writing create a cohesive listening experience littered with new wisdom and hidden references to the artist’s past material.
Raul Ojamaa – Tier Music Publishing, Estonia
Raul Ojamaa has produced and worked with most of Estonia’s biggest acts and is very versatile in regards to his genres. Currently working on his artist project, he draws his musical inspiration from Olafur Arnalds, Black Coffee, Tom Misch, Pablo Nouvelle, etc., and likes to mix old school with new school, acoustic with electronic and groovy rhythms. He was nominated for the Best Music Producer of the Year at the Estonian Music Industry Awards in 2018.
Carmeline – Velvetica Music, France
Self-taught artist – singer, rapper, songwriter and producer – Carmeline was born and raised in Vienna, Austria, to a French mother and a Palestinian father. Through her first singles “Run4urlife”, “Ali-en” and “Zahir feat. Leone” we discover a determined and free woman embracing her heritage, using oriental sounds from her Palestinian origins (from which she inherited her name, a reference to Mount Carmel in Haifa) intertwined with an urban and modern musical aesthetic, sung and rapped in French and Arabic, as a tribute to her various influences. A hybrid identity that can be found in visuals developed by French photographer and director Bastienne Rondot (Orelsan, Givenchy, Nike). Carmeline revealed herself on stage of the biggest festivals across France (Delta Festival, Aluna Festival, Au Pont du Rock, Freemusic, Francoff…) and was the opening act for famous French rapper SCH in his hometown Marseille. With her powerful music, Carmeline continues to open doors and addresses themes as complex as finding one’s identity, breaking down stereotypes and boundaries, no matter how many there are, as she continues to stand her ground.
Anna Ralb – Ventilador Music, Spain
Anna Ralb is a composer, producer and singer-songwriter from Barcelona. Trained at the Liceu in musical language, cello and lyrical singing, it gives her a classical base that today is fundamental to her songs and her artistic sign, through electronic sounds and influences of classical music with the aim of bringing together modernity and melancholy, classic and pure. In 2020, she released her first single, Happy for u, where she expresses the pain of loss through beauty. It is followed by Mama, Blind and Truth, which express various facets of the process of rebuilding after loss and regaining that innocence and love for life. All four songs represent odes to resilience. In July 2022, she releases her first album in Spanish “Las Grietas”, a tribute to the Japanese art of Kintsugi, which deals with the cracks, fears and flaws that undoubtedly make us unique and authentic. For this reason, Anna Ralb advocates showing the cracks, exalting them and giving them value.
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