Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fancied by big business, Songwriter-Musician-Producer-“Music licensing queen,” Salme Dahlstrom strikes again.

Hear “Reality Check” in latest LG ad; Tracks from new EP streaming now via Entertainment Weekly, Huffington Post


Salme Dahlstrom as photographed by Bryce Prevatte



“Pop Ur Heart Out” and “Love+Shine” are taken from the upcoming Salme Dahlstrom EP, out Sept. 16th

Hear them now via Entertainment Weekly, Huffington Post, and Grungecake or at the links below


Salme Dahlstrom – “Love+Shine”


Salme Dahlstrom – “Pop Ur Heart Out”


“Relentlessly hooky and ridiculously accessible.” – Entertainment Weekly

The Wall Street Journal dubbed musician Salme Dahlstrom a “music licensing queen” when, like Moby before her, she licensed every track from her 2008 album The Acid Cowgirl Audio Trade to various ad campaigns and television programs.  At the time, Dahlstrom, a songwriter at heart who produces, performs, edits, and mixes all of her tracks herself, was not only just getting noticed, she was just getting started.

“C’mon Y’All,” one of catchiest numbers on an album of catchy numbers, climbed Billboard’s Dance Chart and eventually received prominent placements in major ad campaigns for CoverGirl, Suave, and Kellogg’s that ran on primetime network television for months. That streak continues as LG has picked up Dahlstrom’s track “Reality Check” to rep its latest smartphone in a ubiquitous television advertising campaign for the product.

While managing what has become a highly successful licensing business, Dahlstrom continues write the songs and do the work that got her here.  Dahlstrom will release “Pop Propaganda Volume 2: Retro Funk Soul Junction” on September 16th, 2014.  The new six-song collection (plus remixes by SpekrFreks, DJ Phunkae, and Quadrat Beat) is preceded by the singles “Pop Ur Heart Out” + “Love+Shine,” both streaming now.

About “Pop Ur Heart Out,” Dahlstrom says, “I felt like bringing some soul and poetry to the party.  I used organic instruments - piano and acoustic guitar - and mixed them with glitch effects and Kaoss Pad to give it an electronic edge. It's one of my new favorites!”  She explains “Love+ Shine,” saying, “I had the title first. It was going to be a love song, but I wanted to write that age old story from a new perspective. So, I stepped forth as a cocky, wide-eyed optimist with the opening line, ‘As a self-appointed expert on the politics of love...’ It's a new character, at least for me!”

The first remix available from the collection is the glitchy take on “Pop Ur Heart Out” by San Francisco-based crew, SpekrFreks (www.spekrfreks.com). Consistently found in the Top 10 of Beatport’s Electro and Dubstep charts with their productions, SpekrFreks spend their days providing soundtrack music for Disney, ABC, MTV, and other major networks.

“Pop Propaganda Volume 2: Retro Funk Soul Junction” by Salme Dahlstrom is scheduled for release on September 16th, 2014 via Kontainer Music.

Salme Dahlstrom is available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.


Salme Dahlstrom
“Pop Propaganda Volume 2: Retro Funk Soul Junction”
(Kontainer Music – Sept. 16th, 2014)

Track Listing:

01. Love+Shine (STREAM | DOWNLOAD | MP3)
02. Pop Ur Heart Out (STREAM | DOWNLOAD | MP3)
03. Superfunky Babes
04. Bodies In Motion
05. Rockin’ On The Spot
06. Barcelona Babe (Bonus Track)
07. Pop Ur Heart Out (SpekrFreks Mix) (STREAM | DOWNLOAD | MP3)
08. Pop Ur Heart Out (DJ Phunkae Mix)
09. Pop Ur Heart Out (Quadrat Beat Mix)


Salme Dahlstrom Links


Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

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