EKKO Music Rights Europe Executives
Pelle Lidell – President & Co-founder
Has since the early 90’s been an active force in the music publishing world. As Head of A&R and Deputy MD for Air Chrysalis Scandinavia (Chrysalis Music Group), CEO and co-owner of highly successful independent and international music publisher Murlyn Songs and European A&R Executive for Universal Music Publishing Ltd. UK, he’s truly made a mark for himself. Lidell has had an array of No.1 hits in US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Scandinavia, Japan, Australia and SE Asia. He has a long signing list of international top writers and artists and he has bagged up thousands of cuts resulting in worldwide sales close to 300 million records and many million streams to date.
Robin Jenssen – VP & General Manager, Co-founder
Co-founder and CEO of Dsign Music AS, Dsign Media AS and EKKO Publishing INC (USA), co-founder, VP & General Manager at Superior Recordings AB, founder and host for Song:Expo Writing Camps, as well as manager for Dsign Music. Jenssen has so far had a long and successful career as manager and music business entrepreneur on the international scene. He is also a pioneer in the K-Pop world where his clients Dsign Music to date, are responsible for multi-million sales and some of the most iconic and commercially successful hits in K-Pop’s history. Jenssen is a very experienced entrepreneur and music publisher – known internationally for his excellent strategic and entrepreneurial skills.
Hayden Bell – A&R Director International
Australian-born Hayden Bell started his music career early and was heavily involved in the worldwide success of Savage Garden. Bell formed Excalibur Productions where his signing The Veronicas has sold over 3 million units worldwide to date. He also signed Mark Sholtez, partnered with Verve US and enjoyed the #1 selling jazz album “Real Street”. In 2008 Bell relocated his operations to Stockholm, Sweden and in 2010 focused on creating and building The Kennel AB. There he has achieved over 100 #1’s, over 40 top 10 hits and 500 songs cut worldwide. Bell has a very strong network in the US and UK and placed the song “Starships” with Niki Minaj – one of the biggest pop songs of 2012. Bell then signed Conrad Sewell and steered him to the top of the charts in Australia and arranged for Conrad to work with world famous artist DJ Kygo. The result became “Firestone”, a top 5 worldwide hit in 2015. Bell has worked with and represented an array of international top writers, which eventually led him to become Sony Music Asia’s Head of A&R for Asia Pacific Middle East and India in April 2013. He’s also managing Swedish writer/producer Freddy Haggstam, co-writer of “Paris” – The Chainsmokers smash hit single. In 2016 Hayden Bell was appointed A&R Director International at EKKO Music Rights Europe where he also is a partner.