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Chasing the dream of the next global smash-hit

Published måndag 2 februari 2015 kl 10.30
"We're just starting, but I think it's gonna happen"
(6:50 min)
Songwriter Niclas Molinder is one of the men behind the Stockholm Songwriting Camp. Photo: Kris Boswell/Sveriges Radio
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Songwriter Niclas Molinder is one of the men behind the Stockholm Songwriting Camp. Photo: Kris Boswell/Sveriges Radio
45 songwriters were at the camp, including Helienne Lindvall. Photo: Kris Boswell/Sveriges Radio
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45 songwriters were at the camp, including Helienne Lindvall. Photo: Kris Boswell/Sveriges Radio

Björn and Benny from Abba, Max Martin and Avicii are all behind a songwriting camp held here in Stockholm over the weekend. 45 songwriters from across the world gathered next-door to the Abba Museum to work together and create new mega-hits.

For four days the writers gathered in small groups, changing members every day, to write new hits and to make new contacts for future collaborations. All in the hunt for that moment of creative genius.

Songwriting camps and retreats are nothing new in the music industry, but one of the priorities of the Swedish organisers was to have as many female writers as men.

Radio Sweden's Kris Boswell went down to this hive of activity and spoke to organiser Niclas Molinder, and songwriters Nate Campany and Helienne Lindvall, who explain more about how a songwriting camp works, and what it feels like when they have struck gold.

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