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The launch of Stim Music Room sees the Swedish collection society create a co-working area, two new studios and a live room for its members
By Jon Chapple on 22 May 2019
Swedish collection society Stim will in June open Stim Music Room, a 200sqm workspace for its members at its headquarters in Stockholm.
An entire floor of the Stim office has been remodelled to create the co-working area, which will be open to all 90,000 Stim-affiliated songwriters and composers.
A total of 35 people can work side by side at Stim Music Room during office hours, while two new studios, designed by Ingvar Öhman, and a live space will enable members to hone their craft free of charge.
“The idea for the project came through dialogue with our songwriters. It can be a lonely profession, especially in the beginning of a career”
“We are incredibly proud to launch Stim Music Room,” says Lina Heyman, head of rightsholder relations at Stim (Svenska Tonsättares Internationella Musikbyrå, Swedish Performing Rights Society). “The idea for the project came through dialogue with our songwriters. It can be a lonely profession, especially in the beginning of a career. By opening up our office we want to support not only the creative process, but also by offering a natural meeting place to our members.
“It’ll be a great addition to our core offer: making sure music creators get paid for their hard work.”
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