Starting Her Own Label Wasn’t A Difficult Decision For Robyn

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Robyn spoke with Dummy in a Q&A, asking the singer about how by setting up her own label she’s breaking out of the usual pop set up and if that was something she was conscious of when she severed ties with Jive Records. The Swedish pop singer responded:

Yes, it was a very conscious thing. It came out of being in the pop industry for about 10 years and knowing it, and realizing all of a sudden that there was this whole other world with, like, people who were making music on their own terms. I was never an indie kid, I was a club kid and I was brought into the pop industry very early. So for me, it took some time to figure out that there was another way to do it. But once I realized that, it was not a difficult decision to make. And I really didn’t feel like I had anything to lose, it was like my last way out, kind of. It was worth the risk and it worked out well, it’s been great.

Check out the entire interview at DummyMag.com.

Robyn Capital FM Rimmel Room Live Session

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Robyn did a live session for Capital FM’s Rimmel Room in London, England. Watch as the Swedish pop singer performed stripped down versions of her single ‘Dancing On My Own’, the fan favorite ‘With Every Heartbeat’, and her forthcoming single ‘Hang With Me’ at YouTube. Robyn’s new album ‘Body Talk PT 1’ is available now.

Robyn And Kelis Tour Dates

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Robyn and Kelis are kicking off a North American co-headlining tour on July 23rd at The Music Box in Los Angeles. Last week the two exchanged tweets about the outing, deciding to name it the All Hearts tour. Opening for the pair is UK artist Dan Black and the DJ crew Far East Movement. Full tour dates are below.

Limited pre-release tickets are on sale now:
07-23 Los Angeles, CA – The Music Box
07-24 San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine- Buy Tickets
07-27 Boston, MA – House of Blues
08-02 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
08-03 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
08-05 New York, NY – Webster Hall

Robyn will also be playing a series of solo shows and a festivals during her time in the US and Canada:
07-16 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
07-17 Detroit, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
07-22 Solana Beach – Belly Up Tavern
07-30 Toronto, Ontario – Disco Lemonade: Summer Mashup Festival
07-31 Montreal, Quebec – Osheaga Festival

Robyn ‘Dancing On My Own’ Video

Robyn is out with the music video to her new single ‘Dancing On My Own’, off the Swedish pop singer’s fifth studio album ‘Body Talk Pt. 1’, out June 14/15 on Konichiwa/Cherrytree/Interscope. Robyn will release two additional albums in 2010. Watch the Max Vitali directed treatment and behind the scenes footage from the shoot via YouTube below.

Robyn ‘Fembot’

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Robyn posted the stream to her new single ‘Fembot’. The Swedish pop singer sings on the track, “Fembots have feelings too. You split my heart in too, now what you gonna do.” Robyn plans on releasing three albums by year’s end. Soundcloud has since removed the audio, but listen to the song at YouTube.

Robyn Set To Release 3 EPs Albums In 2010

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Pitchfork caught up with Robyn for a Q&A, asking the Swedish pop singer about her plans to release three albums in the next year. The 30-year-old said:

I felt really happy and fortunate to be able to tour outside my home country for the last few years, but when I got into the studio it was hard to get back into that mode. So I starting thinking of alternative ways to work and make music. Everything is up in the air with the music industry at the moment and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to do things differently– especially if you have your own label like me. That’s what it’s for. So I thought about how to cut down on these big breaks between studio time. It’s not a new idea– a lot of people put out less-planned releases that are not that long, sometimes they’re called EPs. But these releases are not EPs. They’re albums with enough songs to make them feel like real bodies of work. They are shorter than usual, but still closer to ten songs than five. For a while we were discussing naming them Some Songs and then Some More Songs [laughs] because everyone was like, “What is this thing you’re releasing?” But to me they’re albums.

Check out the entire interview here.

On TV: Justin Timberlake, Robyn, Little Boots

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Pop acts on television this week include:

Paris Hilton, who visits ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ (CBS) on Monday.

Justin Timberlake, who visits ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Monday.

New Kids on the Block, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Monday.

Taylor Hicks, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (ABC) on Monday.

Santigold, who performs on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Tuesday.

Robyn, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Tuesday.

Matt Nathanson, who performs on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Tuesday.

The Ballas Hough Band, who perform on ‘The Bonnie Hunt Show’ (Syndicated) on Tuesday.

Little Boots, who performs on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ (NBC) on Wednesday.

Oren Lavie, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Wednesday.

RuPaul, who visits ‘The View’ (ABC) on Wednesday and ‘The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet’ (FOX) on Friday.

Robyn Apologizes For Canceling Berlin Show

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The following statement was posted on Robyn’s blog at MySpace (@robynmyspace) after the Swedish pop singer-songwriter had to cancel her show on Friday night at Ostbahnhof in Berlin, German:

It is with great sadness that Robyn has to cancel her performance in Berlin tonight. Due to illness, she is unable to sing. A new show has been rescheduled for Friday 6th March 2009 at the same venue, Berlin Postbahnhof. Information about tickets will be issued shortly.

Robyn is very regretful, however this is the first show she has missed in a very long time.
We hope she will make a speedy recovery.

Robyn Discusses ‘Dream On’, Touring With Madonna

Robyn talks about going on tour with Madonna

Robyn talked viewers through the inspiration and conception behind her new single with Christian Falk, ‘Dream On’. The Swedish pop singer also talked about touring with Madonna earlier this year – though tellingly never mentioned any personal interaction she had with the Material Girl.

“I think ‘Dream On’ is about people that feel or are a little bit left on the outside,” Robyn explained regarding the song. “People that don’t really fit in. Those people are on the street, but sometimes they’re not. I think we all feel like that sometimes, and we don’t fit in, so it’s a song for everyone and I think a lot of people recognize themselves in the lyrics.”

“Well the Madonna tour was great,” she said about the recent trek. “We were on the road for about five weeks. We played a lot of different cities in Europe, and we had this huge audience every time, between 30-70,000 people. And Madonna’s audience was really nice to us. They got into the music, and I think she made a good choice, because I make pop music and so does she, and I think her fans get what I do. So we had a really good time. It was a really good tour to be on.”

Watch the interview via YouTube below.

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