I started to write about Andreas Carlsson and just realized it was quite impossible due to his involvement in numerous projects. So I’m only scratching the surface by writing that he is a successful swedish composer and songwriter working with the elite of rock and pop. He has written music for Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Paul Stanley, Scorpions and Europe. Adding on other accomplishments such as Katy Perry, Celine Dion and Britney Spears. Also honored with Grammy nominations and awards for #1 hits and best songs written etc.
Latest news about Andreas is that he is collaborating with the american record label Verve/ UNIVERSAL MUSIC as their new A&R. Responsible for talent scouting and overseeing the artistic development of recording and songwriters. That includes authorizing and negotiating record contracts. Sounds like a really fun and great job to me.
In Sweden the last episode on the first season of X-Factor has just ended where Andreas has brought light to the winner Awa Santesson-Say. The 15-year-old has an incredible voice and all the charisma and quality it takes to be a star. We will undoubtedly hear more from her. Congratulations!
What else’s up with Andreas? Well… He is opening up a new school in Sweden 2013 – Academy of Music and Business, AMB. Initially an independent secondary school focusing on music and entrepreneurial training. I will write more about that soon.
Andreas webpage: andreascarlsson.se
For my swedish followers. Here is an interesting entry on his blog :)
And finally here are some photos from our first session. Easy going black n’ white portraits. Needless to say he is extremely photogenic and awesomely easy to work with.
Photo: Tallee Savage