february mood board
for me making music is part social, part interaction, part collaboration. - norah jones
I really rely on music to get me through the day! First thing in the morning I wake up with it, I work out with it, proceed through my morning routine with it, I listen when I commute and I play it during my entire work day!
February is a busy music month here in Sweden we start with Melodifestivalen (a Swedish music competition that originally aired in 1959). At home in the States there is the Super Bowl Half Time Show, followed by the Grammy Awards, which will take place this Sunday (it is the one of the award show that I really miss)! The most exciting part of the Grammies for me is the collaborations – which often connects completely different genres or generations. I mean Eminem and Elton John in 2001, Beyoncé and Tina Turner in 2008, or Justin Timberlake, Al Green, Keith Urban and Boyz II Men back in 2009 these are just a few of my all-time favorites from the past, but last year I was excited to see Shaggy and Sting perform together.
Music like no other genre merges cultures without focusing on the many isms that plague our society and it is why I created Musik Collabs. This is a regular series that will celebrate my love for the music industry (and all the genres that I appreciate from classical to rock, hip-hop to musicals and country to r&b) by focusing on collabos from the past and today – a few of my faves are below.
My goal is to not only share some of my favorite music collabs but to inspire and create music collaboration projects with emerging and established musicians and bands!
So follow along if you are interested in the music industry!
photo note: all photos taken by cecily ferguson unless otherwise noted