Musikmakarna is Sweden's first songwriting education founded in 1998 by Ulla Sjöström. Since its inception, the institution has delivered loads of sought-after songwriters, producers and artists to the music industry in Sweden and globally, as well as established wide networks all over the world.
The combination of the unique environment at the High Coast, the close collaboration with the music industry, the cluster of a large number of like-minded creators and the access to studios 24/7 are some of the factors that create the conditions for our students' successes.
In addition to our work with the global music industry, we also collaborate with organizations such as the Tim Bergling Foundation, Dua Lipa's Sunny Hill Foundation, YouTube, and more.
Ulla Sjöström, Founder and Head of School
2018: The Government/Foreign Ministry - Swedish Music Export Prize of Honor:
"A tireless work led by zealots who are passionate about music and the principal Ulla Sjöström who never compromises with her visions, has given Sweden not only its first songwriting education, but also great international musical successes. The school has not only lifted an entire professional category to unimagined heights, but also made a big contribution to gender equality in the Swedish music industry."
2019: Denniz Pop Awards – VIP, Most Valuable Person Award
"Thanks to her hard work and strong visions, she helps the Swedish music wonder to continue every single day. The Honorary Award MVP's awarded to Ulla Sjöström, founder and headmaster of Musikmakarna."
2022: Örnsköldsvik Municipality's Honorary Award and City Key:
"Through the founding of Musikmakarna, she has worked to ensure that many successful songwriters have been trained and that we in the municipality and the rest of the world have had access to priceless musical treasures. Musikmakarna have made great efforts for gender equality in a male-dominated industry and have also contributed to the fact that, among other things, musicians from Ukraine have been given a safe haven at the school".
Creative Director, Cosmos Music Publishing, Stockholm
Head of Marketing and Communications, IFPI Sweden. Project Manager, Grammis Sverige, Stockholm
A&R, Universal Music Publishing, Stockholm
VP A&R & Business Development, Sony Music Publishing Scandinavia, Stockholm
Warner Music, Stockholm
Songwriter / Producer and founder of Auddly / Session.id
Founder and Creative Director of BLNK Music, Stockholm
Process Owner - Creators, STIM, Stockholm
Artistic Senior Lecturer in Music, Linnaeus University, Växjö/Kalmar
Musician and music teacher, Nolaskolan, Örnsköldsvik
Head of School
Educational manager of Musikmakarna / The Songwriters Academy
Course leader Musikmakarna, co-opted member
2 year student representative, co-opted member
2nd year student representative, co-opted member
Founder / Head of School
Course Leader Musikmakarna
Artist, Teacher and Mentor
Music Producer, Songwriter, Mentor
Songwriter, Teacher, Mentor
Film producer, Teacher, Mentor
Artist, Songwriter, Project Manager and Technology Officer
Course Leader Dreamhill Music Academy / SIM - Songwriting for an International Market
We are always looking for new collaborations and partners who wants to add value to our students. When we partner up with other organizations we look for a win-win relationship where both you and our students gets something back in return. Do you have an idea or proposal for a collaboration?
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