General information about The Swedish Music Information Centre
|Published: 2002-04-17 by Konsult
Welcome to the Swedish Music Information Centre, the Swedish Performing Rights Society's (STIM) information and documentation center for 20th and 21st century Swedish music. Our aim is to promote the performance of copyright-protected Swedish music. We try to fulfil this aim by making the music more easily available, primarily as sheet music but also through various forms of information and promotion. Here you can find information about composers and their music and buy copies of Swedish works in manuscript, as well as copies of older Swedish popular music which publishers can no longer supply. You can also hire orchestral material.
How to get hold of our music
The Swedish Music Information Centre has about 14,000 manuscripts of unpublished works by Swedish composers. You can either order copies of these through sheet music shops or directly from us. We will normally dispatch your order within two weeks of receiving it.
Minimum charge 50 SEK
Two part-time employees are in charge of sheet music copying, and the estimated time of delivery for orders is about two weeks.
The Swedish Music Information Centre publishes catalogues of music for various instrumental combinations where you can find suitable repertoire.
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC LIBRARIAN:
telephone: 08-783 88 58
fax: 08-783 95 10
telephone 08-783 88 62
fax: 08-783 95 10
telephone: 08-783 89 29
fax: 08-783 95 10
The archive is open weekdays throughout the year.
The Swedish Music Information Centre has about 3,500 unpublished Swedish symphonies, operas, etc, which can be hired for performances. Orchestras pay per performance, according to set rates. Special rates apply for radio broadcasts and recordings.
According to custom, the hire rate is based on the duration of a work and the instrumentation, the number of performances and whether it is a first performance or not. In the case of recordings a special rate per recorded minute applies to hire material. Orchestras and ensembles can borrow scores/piano reductions on perusal (free of charge) for a limited period.
HIRE MATERIAL DEPARTMENT:
telephone: +46-8-783 88 60
fax: +46-8-783 95 10
If you search our computer catalogue of contemporary music, you can find lists of compositions for various instruments as well as complete lists of a specific composer's works. If you can't find what you are looking for, you can e-mail our contemporary music librarian, Gustaf Bergel. We also have a reference library with books on music in Sweden (encyclopaedias, biographies, discographies, specialist literature etc), and visitors to the library can also listen to music and play through it themselves
Phono Suecia (record label)
Phono Suecia was founded in 1966 and from 1990 onwards record productions have been a part of the Swedish Music Information Center's activities.
The aim of the recordings is to spread informaiton about important music which for various reasons has not otherwise been issued by record companies.
The records can be bought at the Swedish Music Shop.
For more information, contact
Ann Marie Belfrage
Edition Suecia (publisher)
Edition Suecia was founded in 1930 by the Society of Swedish Composers, and in 1965 the administration was taken over by the Swedish Music Information Centre.
The homepage presents works that are in stock or that can be sold as photocopies. Works which have been listed earlier can always be obtained through the Swedish Music Information Centre.
The editor of Edition Suecia is Karin Heurling
Our activities include press materials, the production of promotional recordings, TV and video programs, attendance at festivals and fairs, advertising and, not least, the use of the Internet.
Our press materials consist of a published newsletter in English, composer brochures, catalogues, etc. The editor for these printed materials is email@example.com .
Swedish Music Day is a project directed to radio stations in foreign countries, and has taken place on the last Saturday in May since the middle of the 1980s. This project is led by Odd Sneeggen.
We regularly send CDs to foreign radio stations to promote Swedish music. Since 2001, an interactive service has been provided as a service to radio producers of popular music at the Swedish Music Information Centre’s home page (www.hitfacts.com). A similar service complementing jazz music CDs is the Jazz Facts.
Each year we take part in a variety of fairs and festivals to maintain our contacts with musical life as well as garnering new ones. Sometimes we take part on our own, sometimes together with the Swedish music industry or our Nordic or international colleagues, depending on the forum.
Other examples of activities
Funding and organization
- several seminars, mainly for students at Swedish conservatories, have been arranged
- a series of TV programs about Swedish composers have been produced
- a concert series at Nalen in Stockholm was arranged together with the musicians' organisation SAMI
- advertising in several Swedish and foreign newspapers and music magazines, both for our own products and Swedish music in general
- together with SAMI, IFPI (the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, Sw. Group) and the Swedish Concert Institute, the Swedish Music Information Centre sponsors the prize to the Music and Cultural School of the Year, which is presented annually by The Swedish Music Council.
The most important complement to the dispersal of information is our home page on the Internet. It is continually updated with new information and functions, not only for promotion, but also to expedite contact between us and musical life.
In co-operation with SAMI and IFPI the Swedish Music Information Centre runs Export Music Sweden. Export Music Sweden supports and co-ordinates activities which contribute to the success of Swedish music abroad, primarily popular music. The largest projects each year are usually MIDEM in Cannes, France, and PopKomm in Cologne, Germany.
We are also members of several international music societies as part of our network building. Besides IAMIC, the international umbrella organisation for all the national MIC sections, and its Nordic counterpart, NORDMIC, we are part of EMO (European Music Office); The Swedish Music Council (the national committee of the International Music Council and therefore also the European Music Council); ISPA (International Society for the Performing Arts); IAML (International Association of Music Libraries); and ECPNM (European Conference of Promoters of New Music).
Our promotional activities are handled by Odd Sneeggen and Roland Sandberg.
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