2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Swedish Modern Music - Means for a Successful Export

How a small country like Sweden has achieved international success in the music business - past, present and future.



Dennis Lyxzén


Ny Vag Records

Dennis Lyxzén is the current and former singer of bands like INVSN, Refused & The (International) Noise Conspiracy. He´s been active in the music scene since the late 80´s and have aside from being in mentioned bands with whom he has toured big parts of the world numerous times, also been in several other bands, promoted shows, released records (in the 90´s on Desperate Fight, more recently on Ny Våg) and been in the panel of the Swedish nationwide TV show Studio Pop. Dennis is also a serious record collector.


Jonas Bjälesjö

Head of Education Music & Event Mgmt

Little W Productions USA

Jonas Bjälesjö is head of the Music & Event Management Program and lecturer at the Linnaeus University School of Business & Economics, Kalmar and Hultsfred, Sweden. He teaches the subjects Music & Event Management with focus on cultural and social aspects of music and music industry. He has been responsible for education development and research at the center for music- and experience industry Rockcity, Hultsfred which includes several research projects and conferences in collaboration with different academic as well as business associates. His research is focused around popular music, youth culture, music festivals, local music life and music tourism with focus on the festival phenomena and the landscape of Scandinavian music festivals. His doctoral thesis Rock’n’roll i Hultsfred – ungdomar, festival och lokal gemenskap was published in 2013. He is also Chairman of the Swedish Rockarchives. Jonas Bjälesjö has also been responsible for different research projects concerning youth, music associations, popular culture and festivals through European Union and Swedish government institutions. He has been a guest teacher and mentor at several universities in the US, Germany, Finland and Norway.


Pia Kalischer

Head of Music

Sveriges Radio

Been in the middle of a loving relationship with music and radio for over 20 years. Works for Swedens national public broadcaster Sveriges Radio as Head of Music & Events. Initiator of Swedens biggest music award show P3 Guld. I like music. A lot

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