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daWorks Music Publishing represents some great songwriters and their works. The company operates in collaboration with Warner/Chappell Music Publishing – our co-publishing partner in Norway and the rest of the world for some of our catalogue. A handful of songwriters writes or co-writes songs for artists and single/EP/album projects. daWorks Music Publishing annually hosts the co-writing camp Song Farm (www.songfarm.no) together with Norwegian indie label Bisi Music at Saltögården on the Swedish west coast. For further information about songwriters, co-writes and available songs for your projects please contact jorn@daworks.com

Anita Lixel

Anita Lixel
Anita Lixel (born Anita Lipsky in 1973) is an Australian who has been living in Oslo since July 2011. Anita’s specialities are writing lyrics and toplining. Anita’s releases include a co-write with Belgian pop-folk artist Auryn for her single “Not Into Love”, a co-write with Michael Garvin and Patrick Hamilton for the first single of “Belgian Bublé”, Yannick Bovy’s album “She’s Even More Beautiful”, and a co-write with Johanna Demker, Tommy Berre and Lisa Stokke for Lisa’s contribution in the Norwegian qualifications for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, “With Love”. Some of her more recent dance-pop releases are May Qwinten’s “Use Your Other Head” (Sweden), a teen-pop track “Snapshot”, sung by Hazel Jade Rogers (Ireland), Yolanda Selini’s “Play Me Like A DJ” (Norway) and Shackles’ “A Christmas Kiss With You” (Norway).


Carina Dahl
Carina Dahl is a well known Norwegian singer and songwriter. After six years of living in Stockholm and working with Swedish producers she released her first album in 2011. Her big breakthrough came in 2012 with the single “NLTO (Not Like The Others)”, which she also co-wrote. Her three following singles, all written and produced by herself and Swedish/Danish/English teams, did very good as well. Her new single “It Gets Better” will be released in February, written by Carina, Gustav Efraimsson and Ninos Hanna. Later this year Carina’s second album is coming out.


Elouiz was discovered when she was 13 years old as a girl with a unique voice with a wide range. Since then she has gathered stage experience and developed into one of the most promising new artists and vocal talents in Norway. Elouiz – now 19 years old – was born in Sweden and grew up in Maura near Oslo, she speaks both Norwegian and Swedish and feels at home in both countries. Both of her singles “10” and “Mr. Right” have received good response from Norwegian radio stations.


Jenny Langlo
Jenny Langlo is a 20-year-old Norwegian singer and songwriter, mostly known for winning the Norwegian Idol in December 2011. She started playing the guitar and writing songs at an early age. After her success in Norwegian Idol she started co-writing and writing songs in different genres. She is currently studying Popular Music at Nordisk Institutt for Scene og Studio in Oslo, while also working as an artist and songwriter. She is signed by Universal Music, soon to be releasing her music, and she also signed a contract with daWorks Music Publishing in December 2013.


Kjetil Røst Nilsen
A guitarist, songwriter and producer, Kjetil Røst Nilsen is one half of the Norwegian songwriter/producer team Brightlights. The other half is Thomas Kongshavn. Together they have been involved in several high profiled projects. Their latest success is the top 10 radio hit in Norway, “Rush”, with Frida Amundsen.


Ovi is a Romanian-born Norwegian singer/songwriter, producer and musician. He represented Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in a duet with Paula Seling and with the song he wrote, “Playing with Fire”. Ovi and Paula took the third place in the international finals. Ovi has written extensively for other artists and projects over the last three years. In 2012 he co-wrote the song “High On Love” for the Norwegian Eurovision finals – a song performed by Reidun Sæther. This year he is collaborating again with Paula Seling and participating in the Romanian qualifications for the Eurovisian Song Contest with his song “Miracle”. His second album is coming out later this year.

Thomas Kongshavn

Thomas Kongshavn
Thomas Kongshavn is a songwriter, guitar player and leader of the band Something Sally. Something Sally released their first album in 2008, which included a duet with Joss Stone, “Tip of My Tongue”, written by Thomas. Since 2010 Something Sally has been playing as the supporting band for the famous Norwegian rap duo Karpe Diem, and Thomas has been arranging their songs.

Thomas is also one half of the Norwegian songwriter/producer team Brightlights. The other half is Kjetil Røst Nilsen. Together they have been involved in several high profiled projects. Their latest success is the top 10 radio hit in Norway, “Rush”, with Frida Amundsen.