bts - #1 at billboard album top 200

BTS lands its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with the biggest week of 2020 for any release.


22 Songwriters Who Collaborated With BTS On “MAP OF THE SOUL: 7”

BTS‘s upcoming album has a total of 20 songs; 5 are from their previous album, MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA, and the remaining 15 are brand new. In addition to BTS’s go-to producers, here 22 talented songwriters who had the honor of working with BTS on MAP OF THE SOUL: 7.

Pussycat Dolls is back!

The newly-reformed Pussycat Dolls performed in public together for the first time in a decade over the weekend. With an amazing choreography they performed a greatest hits medley on X Factor including their new single “React” written by the Kennel writer Johan Gustafson, together with Will Simms, Hannah Wilson and Georgina Buchanan.

A.R. Rahman, Ken Kragen Gathering Stars for ‘We Are the World’-Style Climate Change Single

Three and a half decades after being one of the driving forces behind “We Are the World” and “Hands Across America,” manager Ken Kragen is shifting the focus of his charitable efforts from hunger to the big heat. He’s looking to marshal the same kind of all-star forces and populist appeal that came together in the mid-’80s for a new song, “Hands Around the World,” that’s designed to raise funds and awareness to combat climate change.


The creative driver on this new single-in-progress is A.R. Rahman, the composer and songwriter whose career ranges from two Oscars for “Slumdog Millionaire” to a recent single and live collaboration with U2 in his native India. Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz wrote some of the lyrics for the new song, which also has a team of international co-writers in Poland’s Julia Zuzanna Sokolowska, K-pop hit songwriter Daniel Caesar and Kevin Doucette, who worked on the theme for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

GAMMAL - Nominated for "band of the year"

GAMMAL (Peg Parnevik and Pontus Petersson) is nominated for "Band of the Year" in the prestigious P3 Guld Award. The gala will be broadcast live on Swedish TV and radio on January 20, 2020.

Songs That Defined the Decade:

Girls' Generation's 'I Got a Boy'

"It was the first of its kind."

Regularly, listeners erroneously describe K-pop as a “genre” of music. But unlike Europop, the geographic notation of “K-pop” doesn’t immediately bring a single sonic style to mind. *Though many, many songs coming out of the South Korean pop scene have played with tonal shifts and BPM switcheroos, few have done so with such aplomb as Girls’ Generation’s 2013 hit “I Got a Boy” -- which is often compared to Queen’s tone-hopping epic “Bohemian Rhapsody” due to its pristinely chaotic approach to jumping between musical elements.

Billboard magazine lists the top 100 Kpop songs of the decade.

Billboard magazine is celebrating the 2010's with essays on the 100 KPOP songs that they feel most define the decade. The Kennel has 4 songs within Top50!

No 2. Red Velvet, “Red Flavor” (Caesar & Loui)

No 5. Girls' Generation, “I Got a Boy” (Sarah Lundbäck)

No 33. f(x), “Rum Pum Pum Pum” (Erik Lewander & Iggy Strange Dahl)

No 43. Loona/Odd Eye Circle, “Girl Front” (Ollipop & Hayley Aitken)

The Kennel at the swedish music publishing award 2019 (Musikförläggarnas pris)

From left: John Rosén, Erik Lewander, Iggy Strange Dahl, Kamilla Bayrak, Cecilia Nykvist, Darius Kaya, Adele Cechal, Pernilla Svanström, Jenny Hermansson (Spotify) and Helen McLaughlin. Sitting: Josefin Glenmark.

billboard magazine: With Outsize Streaming Influence, Indonesia's Potential Shines!

"While the Indonesian market is not as well known as Asian powerhouses like South Korea or Japan, its potential is luring major labels and forward-thinking international producers. Swedish hit-making collective The Kennel, started to compose songs for Indonesian artists as early as 2013."

The Kennel starts joint venture company in China.

As the powerful colossus China is now seriously starting to implement copyright protection, its revenue will of course increase avalanche.

The Kennel has, through many years of successful work on the Asian market, a huge opportunity in China. A joint venture company - TK Music - has been started together with the leading Chinese music company Taihe. The company will provide productions and place local copyrights. We become like a bridge between the western market and China and for our songwriters and producers this will mean lots of new opportunities. TK Music will work with the entire domestic Chinese market and we already have employees in Beijing working to pitch our roster and productions.

No stranger to the local music scene, Julia Duclos is set to accept her crown as Malaysia’s newest rising artist with the

release of her brand new single ‘Running’.

Born and raised in Malaysia, Julia Duclos talks about her upcoming EP which was recorded and produced by The Kennel in Stockholm, Sweden.

(Kennel writers: Pontus Petersson, Matilda Frommegård, Josefin Glenmark, Andrei Amartinesei and Adele Cechal)