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IMG_2163_new small272 Records in Los Angeles found Maini Sorri from Uppsala on Maini’s Myspace music page and contacted her. In less than 24 hours the record deal had already been signed.

Contact with the record label A & R director has been frequent  throughout the summer. What is clear is that the record company is hooked on Maini’s music. A & R wrote: “We’d love to have you on board! We really enjoy your song I Should not Have Trusted You, and think it would be a great addition to the record!”

A compilation album was published in August and it is distributed worldwide. The album is also sold at Hollywood’s biggest and most popular record store. Beyond radio distribution the album will be distributed to Cafes and Coffee Houses on Hollywood Blvd., Sunset Blvd. and Melrose Avenue. On the album you can hear I Should not have trusted you and Like an angel, composed by Maini. The lyrics of most of Maini’s songs are written by herself but the lyrics of Like an angel are written by Marjo-Riitta Oksanen. Maini’s songs are translated by Barbara Helsingius into English.
Maini Sorri is from Lempäälä and she moved to Sweden in the age of 17. She worked as a music teacher e.g. in Uppland, but has dedicated to her own music the recent years.
Social media and spreading of music via internet has opened doors to the global distribution of the music.
Maini wrote her first piece of music at 8 and has played and sung all her life. She became well known  through her songs. Maini has a band with John Baumann from Italy, and Sorriso Special Friend was elected to Arzuk Artist of the Week  in California in April this year. There are also other number one spots for Maini on international charts.

Maini has said in interviews that a strong motive for making music is to bring  joy to listeners and to make them feel good. Maini’s humane and bright music reaches out to listeners, the message is easy to understand, and it has always a warm tone. Maini has been studying singing for decades, and her repertoire is surprisingly all around – it includes ballads, pop and even techno music.

Maini Sorri was  for a long time #2 on a vote based World Music Radio Chart Top 20 list. On the top of not quite two year old Top 20 chart has beyond Maini and Menowin been e.g. Depeche Mode”.

Maini Sorri’s artist page and blog: http://www.mainisorri.com
Acoustika Vol. 26 produced by 272 Records:  http://272records.com

Photo: Johan Zetterlund

“Levysopimus Los Angelesissa alle 24 tunnin” article published in Liekki #3 2011, translated by google with help by Maini

Acoustika Vol. 27 featuring my song Dreamworld is now released by 272 Records in Hollywood, California.  I wrote the music and Gary Cornman from USA wrote the lyrics. This great album is soon played on Cafes and Coffee Shops on Hollywood Blvd, Sunset Blvd and Melrose Avenue and available in Hollywood’s largest and most popular record shop and webshops around the world. Enjoy 17 great songs on this compilation. You can order your own copy here. It is very simple. Just click the image or the link under.

Order Acoustika Vol. 27

Acoustika Vol. 26 featuring 2 of my songs is now released by 272 Records in California. This great album is now played on Cafes and Coffee Shops on Hollywood Blvd, Sunset Blvd and Melrose Avenue and available in Hollywood’s largest and most popular record shop and webshops around the world. My songs are I Shouldn’t Have Trusted You and Like An Angel. Enjoy 19 great songs on this compilation. You can order your own copy here. It is very simple. Just click the image or the link under.

ORDER ACOUSTIKA VOL. 26

Someday cdcoverMy single Someday got a great review by J. Whitaker 272 Records A&R Representative – Los Angeles, California, in July 2011.

“Maini Sorri delivers an eloquent ballad that is so professionally played and executed, it’s inspiring.

As “Someday” begins its passage out of the speakers, the pianos and opening samples are hauntingly beautiful and instantly catch your attention. I can easily tell that there was a lot of time and energy composing this song.

Everything melds together cohesively as each layer of the song is unveiled one verse and chorus at a time. The songwriting is highly accomplished, as well is the execution of the melody lines. There are some really alluring harmonies and background vocals reminiscent to the stylings of Sarah McLachlan, which certainly works great in creating an authentic layer of warmth for a song in this genre of music.

The musicianship is as efficient as it gets and the band, as a whole, is fantastic. I especially love the lead guitar playing as well as the string arrangement.

Above all, I believe Maini has a lot of talent on display here. She carries her song wholeheartedly and brings the listener on her journey to where we all may wind up. Here’s to hoping that Maini’s travels “Someday” take her to wherever it is she wants to go”.

You can also read the review on 272 Records website here