Ewa Björling to present the Government's Music Export Prize for 2012
On Friday 22 February, Minister for Trade Ewa Björling will award the Government's Music Export Prize for 2012 at a ceremony at the Government Offices. The nominees are Anders Hillborg, First Aid Kit, Loreen, Shellback and Swedish House Mafia.
About the Music Export Prize
Since 1997, the Government has recognised achievements in the music industry that have put Sweden in the international spotlight during the preceding year, and thus contributed to Swedish exports.
The prizewinner is chosen by a jury that each year selects someone in the music industry who has distinguished themselves through their contribution to Swedish export success and helped put Sweden on the map. The jury chooses a winner who is seen as a good representative of Sweden. Success in several large foreign markets carries extra weight, as does proven creative entrepreneurship that has benefited both Swedish music exports and the image of Sweden. The prize may be awarded to a group.
Since 2006, the jury has also chosen a Special Prize winner on the basis, not least, of having made a long - standing contribution to Swedish music exports or having spread Swedish music abroad, thus promoting a positive image of Sweden.
Members of the 2012 jury
Annika Rembe, Chair
Members of the jury:
Anders Hjelmtorp, CEO, Export Music Sweden
Claes Olson, Editor, Musikindustrin
Christer Modig, CEO, MTG Radio
Nutta Hultman, Head of Division, Swedish Music Publishers Association
Per Sinding - Larsen, Music journalist, Sveriges Television
Pia Kalischer, Responsible for Music and Events at Sveriges Radio
Ludvig Werner, CEO, IFPI
Jonas Burman, Head of Division, the Music Platform, Music Development and Heritage Sweden
Håkan Hjort, Senior Adviser, Ministry for Foreign Affairs