Helienne Lindvall is an award winning professional songwriter, musician, and music and media writer for the Guardian. Born and raised in Sweden, she moved to New York City in her early twenties where she worked as a session singer, recording artist and performer. After relocating to London she signed a publishing deal with BMG Publishing Scandinavia, working with recording artists on both sides of the Atlantic.

In 2007, Helienne also started writing about music for the Guardian. Her weekly column Behind The Music, which ran until August 2012, covered and analysed all areas of the music business, from the creative process to issues surrounding copyright. In September 2012 her new column, Plugged In, launched on MediaGuardian.

Helienne also contributed a chapter for the Swedish book Myten om Internet, which was published August 2012. She’s also written for Netopia, the Australian and STIM-Magasinet, and has appeared on Sky News, the BBC, Irish national radio, Swedish National Radio and Korean radio station eFM Primetime. She remains active as a professional musician and songwriter to this day.

Check out all of Helienne’s Guardian articles here