Dsign Music

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Dsign Music
TypeAksjeselskap
IndustryMusic & entertainment
GenreJ-pop, K-pop, C-pop, dance-pop, electropop, pop, Rock, teen pop, Musicals, Bubblegum pop, Latin Pop
FoundedTrondheim, Norway (2006 (2006))
Founder
  • Robin Jenssen
  • Anne Judith Wik
  • Nermin Harambašić
  • Ronny Svendsen
Headquarters,
Norway
Number of locations
Los Angeles, Seoul, Trondheim, Stockholm
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Robin Jenssen: CEO
ServicesEntertainment
DivisionsDsign Media AS
SubsidiariesEKKO Music Rights Europe
Websitewww.dsignmusic.com

Dsign Music is a two time Latin Grammy-nominated songwriting and production team.[1] Dsign Music was founded in 2005 by Robin Jenssen, Anne Judith Stokke Wik, Nermin Harambašić and Ronny Vidar Svendsen in Trondheim, Norway. Since the start they have scored a total of 49 Billboard Chart No.1 placements, accumulated sales of more than 20 million physical albums, generated more than two billion streams, had close to 300 songs recorded and released, winner of YouTube awards, several MTV awards and Golden Disc awards, hundreds of top 10 charting singles and albums, multiple diamond, platinum and gold records. .[2] Dsign Music was signed to a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group from 2008 to 2016. In 2017, Dsign Music signed their current publishing deal with EKKO Music Rights, the European division of CTGA (Culture Technology Group Asia), where Mr. Jenssen is the president and co-founder together with Mr. Lee Soo-man (founder of SM Entertainment in Seoul, Korea) and Australian A&R veteran Mr. Hayden Bell (former A&R Executive of Sony Music). Dsign Music is represented by TONO in the Nordics and SESAC for the rest of the world (since 2015).[3]

  • Robin Jenssen (CEO)
  • Anne Judith Stokke Wik (songwriter/topliner/singer)
  • Nermin Harambašić (songwriter/topliner/producer)
  • Ronny Vidar Svendsen (songwriter/producer/composer)
  • Jin Suk Choi aka JINBYJIN (Head of Asia/songwriter/producer/composer)
  • Adrian Thesen (songwriter/producer)


Musicals[edit]

While living in Los Angeles from 2013 to 2015, Dsign Music wrote six of the songs featured in the world’s first hologram musical called “SCHOOL OZ” starring SMTOWN Artists TVXQ! (Max), EXO (Suho & Xiumin), f(x) (Luna), SHINee (Key), and Red Velvet (Seulgi). The musical is still running at the Hologram Theater located in the COEX Shopping Center in Seoul, Korea. Dsign Music co-wrote the rock musical “Walhalla” together with Joern-Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen (NENA) and created and wrote the cabaret musical “Shanghai Rose”, which both are in pre-production and currently being re-written to become NETFLIX TV-series and video games.

Billboard #1 Placements[edit]

Dsign Music have either written, co-written, produced and/or co-produced 49 Billboard number-one chartings.

  1. 27/11/2021: Twice - "F.I.L.A. (Fall in Love Again)" from the album Formula of Love: O+T=<3 - #1 Billboard US World Albums
  2. 09/10/2021: ITZY - "B[oo]m-Boxx" and "Love Is" from the album Crazy In Love - #1 Billboard US World Albums
  3. 09/10/2021: ITZY - "B[oo]m-Boxx" and "Love Is" from the album Crazy In Love - #1 Billboard US Independent Albums
  4. 09/10/2021: ITZY - "B[oo]m-Boxx" and "Love Is" from the album Crazy In Love - #1 Billboard US Tastemaker Albums
  5. 09/10/2021: ITZY - "B[oo]m-Boxx" and "Love Is" from the album Crazy In Love - #1 Billboard US Top Album Sales
  6. 09/10/2021: ITZY - "B[oo]m-Boxx" and "Love Is" from the album Crazy In Love - #1 Billboard US Top Current Album Sales
  7. 26/06/2021: Twice - "Baby Blue Love" from the EP "Taste of Love" - #1 Billboard US World Albums
  8. 26/06/2021: Twice - "Baby Blue Love" from the EP "Taste of Love" - #1 Billboard US Top Album Sales
  9. 26/06/2021: Twice - "Baby Blue Love" from the EP "Taste of Love" - #1 Billboard US Top Current Album Sales
  10. 07/11/2020: Loona - "Fall Again" from the EP "12:00" - #1 Billboard US Heatseekers Albums
  11. 21/12/2019: EXO - "Trouble" from the album "Obsession" - #1 Billboard US World Albums
  12. 18/03/2019: Twice - "Dance The Night Away" from the album "#Twice2" - #1 Billboard Japan Hot Albums
  13. 15/12/2018: Red Velvet - "Sassy Me" from the album "RBB (Really Bad Boy)" - #1 Billboard US Heatseekers Albums
  14. 08/12/2018: NCT 127 - "Simon Says" from the album Regular-Irregular - #1 Billboard US World Digital Songs
  15. 21/07/2018: Twice - "Dance The Night Away" (single) - #1 Billboard K-POP Hot 100
  16. 07/02/2018: EXO - "Love Me Right" from the album "Countdown" - #1 Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales [4]
  17. 07/02/2018: EXO - "Love Me Right" from the album "Countdown" - #1 Billboard Japan Hot Albums[5]
  18. 03/02/2018: Jonghyun - Poet | Artist - #1 Billboard US World Albums[6]
  19. 30/01/2017: Namie Amuro - "Finally" - #1 Billboard Japan Hot Albums
  20. 30/01/2017: Namie Amuro - "Finally" - #1 Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales
  21. 26/08/2017: Girls' Generation - "Holiday Night" - #1 Billboard US World Albums[7]
  22. 25/07/2017: EXO - "The War" - #1 Billboard US World Albums[8]
  23. 30/01/2017: E-girls - E.G. Crazy - #1 Billboard Japan Hot Albums[9]
  24. 30/01/2017: E-girls - E.G. Crazy - #1 Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales[10]
  25. 26/11/2016: B.A.P - "Noir" - #1 Billboard US World Albums[11]
  26. 15/10/2016: Ricky Martin - "Vente Pa'Ca feat. Maluma" (single) - #1 Billboard Mexico Airplay[12]
  27. 15/10/2016: Ricky Martin - "Vente Pa'Ca feat. Maluma" (single) - #1 Billboard Mexico Espanol Airplay[13]
  28. 15/10/2016: Ricky Martin - "Vente Pa'Ca feat. Maluma" (single) - #1 Billboard US Latin Airplay[14]
  29. 15/10/2016: Ricky Martin - "Vente Pa'Ca feat. Maluma" (single) - #1 Billboard US Latin Pop Airplay[15]
  30. 15/10/2016: Ricky Martin - "Vente Pa'Ca feat. Maluma" (single) - #1 Billboard US Tropical Airplay
  31. 11/11/2015: EXO - "Love Me Right" (single) - #1 Billboard Japan Hot 100
  32. 05/11/2015: f(x) - "4 Walls" - #1 Billboard US World Albums
  33. 26/09/2015: Red Velvet - "The Red" - #1 Billboard US World Albums
  34. 05/09/2015: Girls' Generation - "Lion Heart" - #1 Billboard US World Albums
  35. 22/08/2015: Nathan Sykes - "Kiss Me Quick" - #1 Billboard US Dance Club Songs
  36. 31/01/2015: Jonghyun - "Base" - #1 Billboard US World Albums
  37. 04/09/2014: Super Junior - "Mamacita" - #1 Billboard US World Albums
  38. 11/08/2014: Girls' Generation - "The Best" - #1 Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales
  39. 15/03/2014: Girls' Generation - "Mr. Mr." - #1 Billboard US Heatseekers Albums
  40. 17/12/2013: EXO - "Miracles In December" - #1 Billboard US World Albums
  41. 17/08/2013: f(x) - "Rum Pum Pum Pum" (single) - #1 Billboard K-Pop Hot 100[16]
  42. 17/08/2013: f(x) - "Pink Tape" - #1 Billboard US World Albums
  43. 22/06/2013: EXO - "XOXO" - #1 Billboard US World Albums
  44. 08/06/2013: Lee Hyori - "Bad Girls" (single) - #1 Billboard K-POP Hot 100
  45. 26/01/2013: Girls' Generation - "I Got A Boy" (single) - #1 Billboard K-POP Hot 100
  46. 26/01/2013: Super Junior-M - "Break Down" - #1 Billboard US World Albums
  47. 19/01/2013: Girls' Generation - "I Got A Boy" (album) - #1 Billboard US World Albums
  48. 05/10/2011: TVXQ - Tone - #1 Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales
  49. 08/06/2011: Girls' Generation - "Girls' Generation" - #1 Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales

Selected Credits[edit]

Awards[edit]

Award Category Nominee Result References
Golden Disc Awards 2022 Best Album of the Year Stray Kids-" Noeasy" Won
Music Publisher Award 2017 in Norway (Musikkforleggerprisen 2017) Composer / Rightsholder of the year - POP Music Dsign Music Won
Golden Disc Awards 2017 Album of the Year Namie Amuro - "Finally" Won
Golden Disc Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Namie Amuro Won
Latin Grammy Awards 2017 Best Song of the Year Ricky Martin feat. Maluma - "Vente Pa'Ca" Nominated [72][73]
Latin Grammy Awards 2017 Record of the Year Ricky Martin feat. Maluma - "Vente Pa'Ca" Nominated
SESAC Latina Music Awards 2017 Best Radio Song of the Year Ricky Martin feat. Maluma - "Vente Pa'Ca" Won [74][75]
LAMA (Latin American Music Awards) 2017 Best Song of the Year Ricky Martin feat. Maluma - "Vente Pa'Ca" Nominated
YouTube Awards 2013 Best Video of the Year Girls' Generation - "I Got A Boy" Won [76]
MTV Video Music Award Japan 2012 Album of the Year Girls' Generation - "Girls' Generation" Won
MTV Video Music Award Japan 2011 Best Group Video Girls' Generation - "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)" Won
MTV Video Music Award Japan 2011 Best Karaokee! Song Girls' Generation - "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)" Won

Songwriting Camps (Song:Expo)[edit]

  • Robin Jenssen founded the annual songwriting camp called Song:Expo in 2011. This is the world's biggest songwriting camp and in 2020 there were more than 250 songwriters attending from 6 continents.
  • Robin Jenssen has also been arranging songwriting camps in Seoul (Korea), Los Angeles (USA), Tokyo (Japan), Aarhus (Denmark), Bangkok (Thailand), Lijang (China) and Sofia (Bulgaria).

Studio Locations[edit]

  • In January 2019 Robin Jenssen co-founded a 10 studio complex (EKKO Music Lab), located in the Sofo area in Stockholm, Sweden. Songwriting camps are being arranged at the EKKO Music Lab on a monthly basis.
  • In January 2020 Dsign Music opened up their new studio facilities at Musikkbyen in Trondheim as a part of a 12 studio complex.

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