Sweden celebrates independent music as IMPALA presents award to Sofia Karlsson
Brussels, 9th February 2011

IMPALA Executive Chair, Helen Smith, was present at the Manifest awards (the alternative Swedish Grammys) in Sweden on Friday to hand over an IMPALA European Silver* award to Swedish singer songwriter Sofia Karlsson for her album Söder Om Kärleken, released on Sally Wiola Music/Playground.

The awards event, which is organised by the Swedish independents association SOM and has been running for nearly ten years, was combined with a two-day programme of discussions and panels where IMPALA also contributed to the debate on the future of European independent music.

The winners of all the awards of the event can be found here.  

Helen Smith, Executive Chair of IMPALA said:  "I’m delighted to present an IMPALA Silver Award to Sofia at Manifest which does a fantastic job demonstrating the dynamism and international appeal of the Swedish independent music sector."

Sofia Karlsson added "I am honoured to be recognised by Impala and my gratitude goes to all fans in Sweden and abroad who found my music"

20,000 across Europe

Further information:

Manifest - http://www.manifestgalan.se/
SOM - http://www.som.a.se/
Sofia Karlsson - http://www.sofiakarlsson.com/
Sally Wiola Music - http://www.sallywiola.com/
Playground - http://blogs.playgroundmusic.com/intlpub/