Marie Fredriksson gets a new award

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Last May 19 the Society of Swedish Popular Music Composers, known as the SKAP, granted to Marie Fredriksson the prize from the Fred Winters Memorial Fund, valued for 40.000 SEK (approximately 4.500 Euros).
SKAP distribute 35 stipends valued at SEK 40 000 each. Around 25 of these will be so-called SKAP-stipends. These can be awarded to authors within the whole range of popular music genres. One cannot apply to get these stipends - the awards are made by the Board.
SKAP organises professionally active music authors (composers, lyricists and arrangers) covering a wide range of genres. From jazz to folk music, from theatre & film music to children’s music, from pop and rock to hip-hop and heavy metal.
SKAP was founded in 1926, primarily with a goal to secure and distribute composers’ royalties from sales of gramophone records – this was opposed at the time by music publishers, and SKAP was a response to this opposition.
SKAP has 800 members including such well known names as Benny Andersson (ABBA),Per Gessle & Marie Fredriksson (Roxette) and Esbjörn Svensson (jazz).
The awards were delivered at 18.30pm in the prestigious GRAND HOTEL in the Vinterträdgården room, placed in Stockholm.

Source: TDR + Littlemarie.net