A-Pop Castle 2014

31.08.2014 – 04.09.2014

A-Pop Castle will take place from August 31 to September 4 at the Calliola Conference & Event Centre in Raasepori, a peaceful, maritime setting just an hour away from the bustle of downtown Helsinki. 

The co-writing camp will bring together top songwriters from Finland and abroad with publishers and record labels from Europe and Asia. This year, the songwriters will look for inspiration in the blaze of late summer in the Finnish archipelago. The conference center provides a roomy and peaceful atmosphere for creative work, with delicious food from the nearby islands.

The first A-Pop Castle took participants deep into the winter wonderland of Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland, in February 2013. The co-writing camp produced a number of successful songs, among them "Journey", which was placed with Taiwanese star Jolin Tsai and used as a Swarovski campaign theme song, "Rise" by TVXQ as well as "Somebody", which South Korean star Lee Hyori included on her hit album Monochrome.

Asia has long been an important market for Finnish music exports and Finns have helped write hits for A-Lin, Jolin Tsai, KAT-TUN, Sexy Zone, SHINee and Rainie Yang, among others. All this is just the beginning. Asia will continue to be a high priority for the Finnish music industry for years to come.

A-Pop Castle is a part of the EARS Helsinki conference.

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