Helienne Lindvall is an award-winning professional songwriter, musician and music and media writer for publications including the Guardian. Hailing from Sweden, she worked as a session singer, recording artist and performer in Stockholm and NYC before settling in London, where she signed a publishing deal with BMG Scandinavia. Since then she’s been working with recording artists on both sides of the Atlantic, including Roger Sanchez and Big Daddy Wilson, collaborating with award-winning writers such as Jörgen Elofsson (Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears), Patrik Berger (Icona Pop, Robyn) and Steve McEwan (Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood). In 2016, her song A Better Man, co-written by Andrew Fromm (Backstreet Boys, Mark Anthony) and Peter Kvint (A-ha, Andreas Johnson) made the UK Eurovision finals.
From 2008, Helienne started championing creators’ rights, when she was given a weekly music blog at the Guardian. Since then she’s also written for numerous other publications around the world, including Digital Music News and The Australian. She appears regularly on TV, including Sky News and BBC.
Helienne is board director of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, and recently became head of business relations for music rights management platform Auddly.com, co-owned by hitmakers Max Martin, Abba’s Björn Ulvaeus and Avicii manager Ash Pournouri. She remains active as a professional musician and songwriter.