ABBA founding member Björn Ulvaeus has launched Björn from ABBA and Mates, his personal radio present on Apple Music Hits.
Ulvaeus’s four-part collection will function “conversations with mates, collaborators and artists about all issues ABBA”.
Future company embrace playwright Catherine Johnson, who penned the guide of the stage musical and first movie adaptation Mamma Mia!, and artistic director for the forthcoming ABBA Voyage concert events, Johan Renck.
Ulvaeus’s radio present is the most recent mission that’s set to maintain the Swedish music legend busy all through 2022.
First, there’s ABBA’s a lot anticipated reside reunion (of kinds), that’ll see the four-piece carry out digitally with a reside 10-piece band, in a purpose-built enviornment in London from Could 27, 2022.
The band additionally broke information once they introduced their newest album in 40 years in September 2021.
In line with Common Music UK, pre-orders of the brand new album within the UK surpassed 80,000 inside simply three days, changing into Common Music UK’s largest ever album pre-order, breaking the earlier document set by Take That for his or her Progress and III albums.
The album went on to promote greater than 1 million mixed items in its first week.
Ulvaeus’s different ventures see the star cut up his time between his BMG-endorsed songwriters marketing campaign Credit score Due, and because the President of CISAC (Worldwide Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers).
In an interview with MBW in December 2021, Ulvaeus touched on what he feels wants to vary on this planet of publishing rights for songwriters.
“The division between publishing and label is like 15% versus 55% so it’s completely weighted in the direction of the label. I believe there’s motive to vary that stability in order that the tune, the writer and songwriter will get extra of the pie,” he informed MBW.
“A French jazz artist might need been performed 500 occasions by his followers, who’re maybe 1,000, whereas as a result of Justin Bieber has been performed tens of millions and tens of millions of occasions by his followers, little or no of the month-to-month subscription charges go to this French jazz artist compared to what goes to the mega streamer.
“As President of CISAC, I’m continually speaking about user-centric subscriptions as a result of that can give the French jazz artist one thing to reside off.”
“What occurred [with abba] was a phenomenon that I by no means fairly understood. However perhaps my company right here on this collection will assist me to know it.”
Björn Ulvaeus, says: “I’m excited to be bringing the present to Apple Music Hits as a result of I’ve lengthy wished to ask some emotionally clever in addition to mental individuals who learn about ABBA about why they assume our songs have lasted for such a very long time — virtually 40 years — as a result of I don’t perceive it myself.
“Generally after I see the variety of albums we’ve bought — which they are saying is round virtually 400 million — I can intellectually grasp that, however emotionally I by no means have been capable of as a result of I don’t know why all this occurred.
“I simply know that we wrote our songs as finest we may, after which recorded them as finest as we may, and that was it.
“What occurred afterwards was a phenomenon that I by no means fairly understood. However perhaps my company right here on this collection will assist me to know it.
“Perhaps they’ve some enter that I’ve waited for for therefore lengthy.
“I’ve talked to a number of folks about this already after all, however nobody has give you a very good reply, so I believe that’s in essence what this collection is about. It’s about lastly getting some questions that I’ve had for a very long time answered”.Music Enterprise Worldwide