Helienne Lindvall is an award winning professional songwriter, musician, and music and media writer for the Guardian, hailing from Sweden. She worked as a session singer, recording artist and performer in Stockholm and NYC before settling in London, where she signed a publishing deal with BMG. Since then she’s been working with recording artists on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2007, Helienne started writing about music for the Guardian. Her weekly column Behind The Music, covered and analysed all areas of the music business, from the creative process to issues surrounding copyright. It ran until 2012, when her new column, Plugged In, launched on Media Guardian. Helienne has also written for Digital Music News, Netopia and The Australian, and has appeared on radio and TV shows around the world, including Sky News and the BBC. She remains active as a professional musician and songwriter to this day.