Meet the Polar Music Prize Laureates 2013, John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, Bianca Jagger, Martin Ingvar, Margot Wallström, artists and entrepreneurs at Polar Music Talks in Stockholm, Monday, August 26

Polar Music Talks takes advantage of the unique competences gathered in Stockholm in conjunction with the Polar Music Prize ceremony. The event builds bridges between culture, medicine, technology, business and music of all types.

This year’s Polar Music Talks takes place from 9.00 AM to 5 PM on Monday, August 26th, at the grand movie theatre Rigoletto at Kungsgatan 16 in Stockholm.

It will be a day of conversations and interviews, with a focus on creativity and curiosity. Master of ceremonies will be the chairman of the Polar Music Prize Award Committee, Alfons Karabuda.

The Polar Music Prize Laureates 2013, Youssou N’Dour and Kaija Saariaho, will have a conversation on stage with John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, himself a Polar Music Prize Laureate in 2006.

Bianca Jagger, founder and chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation and Martin Ingvar, Professor of Integrative Medicine at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, will discuss the significance of compassion together with Hélène Benno, the Foundation Min Stora Dag.

Music industry icon Seymour Stein, senior vice president of Warner Bros. Records and co-founder of Sire Records, famous for signing Madonna and The Ramones, talks to Claes Olson of Musikindustrin about finding new music in new places.

Per Schlingmann is about to release his book “Stå aldrig still!” about change and progressiveness in companies and societies, in which he specifically looks at the music industry. At Polar Music Talks he will discuss music as the frontrunner of change and its future with Martin Lorentzon, co-founder and chairman of Spotify.

Songwriter, lyricist and author Sharon Vaughn talks to successful composers, lyricists and producers Carl Falk, Carl Utbult, Johan Fransson and Anders Hansson about how they have continued to morph and embrace the changes in the ever-shifting music business.

Margot Wallström, former commissioner of the European Union and Helena Bergström, actress and director, will talk about female leadership with Natalia Brzezinski, freelance writer and married to the United States Ambassador to Sweden.

Alfons Karabuda talks to Jason Timbuktu Diakité about his setting up of a studio outside of Dakar, Senegal, to give children from the slums an opportunity to record and learn about music production.

Music journalist Nanushka Yeaman will discuss the role of electronic afrofuturism in the global soundscape with artist Adam Tensta and Stocktown founder Teddy Goitom.

Johan Lagerlöf, CEO X5 Music, Hans Nordelius, Co-founder of Clavia and Tomas Ericsson, Deputy CEO, STIM, will discuss what key factors make Stockholm the new international music industry hub – together with Claes Olson, Musikindustrin.

In addition to the panels, there will be live music with musicians from Musikhögskolan Ingesund, Karlstads universitet and Trio Laika. And a unique presentation of the Polar Music Prize Laureates by Pacemaker.

Welcome to join us at Polar Music Talks on Monday, August 26!
Anyone working with music, art, culture or as an entrepreneur may apply for a free invitation by registering below.

Thanks to: Svenska Postkodlotteriet, Stockholm Stad, SF Bio and

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