Peter Svensson awarded the Swedish songwriter prize The Platinum Guitar 2017
Peter Svensson cofounded The Cardigans and has created music for over 20 years. He's also been a songwriter for many successful international artists. Among his most recent prominent hits are Ariana Grandes Love Me Harder, number one hit song "Can't Feel My Face" and "In The Night", both performed by The Weeknd.
– It feels fantastic to be honoured with The Platinum Guitar! Just to be part of the group of previous winners makes me proud. It is encouraging and a great confirmation that my work is appreciated. Now, I just hope that I can live up to this and make it happen again, says Peter Svensson.
– Peter Svensson has with his longstanding och comprehensive songwriting contributed to the Swedish Music Miracle. It is with great pleasure we award him this well-deserved prize. We hope to follow his career as an international songwriter for a long time ahead, says Stim CEO Karsten Dyhrberg Nielsen.
The Platinum Guitar has been awarded since 2004 to authors who have experienced exceptional success over the year.
For more information, contact:
Erik Åslin, Press officer Stim
+46 (0) 72 702 66 44
Previous recipients of The Platinum Guitar
2017 - Peter Svensson
2016 - Laleh Pourkarim
2015 – Tove LO
2014 - Tim "Avicii" Bergling
2013 - Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub
2012 - Johan "Shellback" Schuster
2011 - Lykke Li
2010 - Max Martin
2009 - Robyn
2008 - Sophia Somajo, Michel Zitron and Vincent Pontare
2007 - Benny Andersson
2006 - Lars Winnerbäck
2005 - Joakim Berg
2004 - Per Gessle