The songwriters at Sugar House represent many different genres from pop, jazz, funk, musical, rock, heavy to commercials and film music. Don't hesitate to contact us if you're in need of some music for your projects, your band, your movie, your solo artist. We also arrange co-writes and songwriting camps!



    Janne Hyöty is a prominent and recognized, multi-platinum awarded songwriter and music producer. Janne have single releases with Japanese groups like Kat-Tun (Birth, Ameni saku ai Yoru ni naku ai, Fumetsuno Scram), ARASHI (Wild at heart, Endless Game, Your Eyes), UNIONE (Sexy Sexy Sexy), Sexy Zone (Sexy Summer), Hey! Say! JUMP (Vanilla Ice) resulting in numerous Japan No 1 singles and about 40 Japan No 1 spots for CD and DVD releases as well. Several of the songs placed has been included in releases that reached the No 1 spot on the World Top Album Chart, as well as number two, three and four. 

    Janne also has releases in Korea, China and Europe like the single Chococo with girl group GUGUDAN, written with Eeva Louhivuori and Melodesign, Best girl released by Ulala Session, Role Model by Sunny Hill, Do me right was a Japanese release by Korean boy group Shinee, Numb with Chinese artist Chen Ming, Save us tonight with Park Jungmin, My You with Double S 301. The Chinese boy group XNINE released the song BIG SHOW in March 2018, a song that Janne co-wrote together with Teemu Lillrank and the Korean producer duo Coach & Sendo. Taiwanese artist Zhou Erke released the song 帶著音樂去旅行 (With music to travel) in 2017. Janne produced two fantastic songs with the Taiwanese star R-Chord; How to say feat Marzi and Unlocked Happiness. Both songs were co-written with R-Chord together with Teemu Lillrank and Joo Hyo. Janne has numerous local releases with artists like Jannike, Laura Voutilainen, Sofia Ahläng, Emeline Sigfrids, Jennie Storbacka, Jerry Lindqvist.

    During 2004 - 2010, Janne has participated as a songwriter in the Finnish Eurovision Song Contest several times, finishing in second place three times. Janne is a professional guitarist and has played with numerous famous artists and bands, at the theatre and on TV. He has also worked as teacher for many years. Janne is one of the owners and founding member of the publishing company Sugar House Publishing in 2004.

    Janne was honored with the Finnish Music Publishers Association's Music Export Price both in 2015 and 2016 for his great international success! In 2019 he was honored with a Culture Award by Svensk-Österbottniska Samfundet for his contribution to the local and international music scene.


    Victor Sågfors

    Victor Sågfors

    Victor Sågfors is a skillful songwriter with a passion for J-pop and Progressive Rock. Victor joined Sugar House Publishing in 2014 and is now one of the most asked for writers/producers, especially for J-Pop. The single "maeomuke" released in February 2018 by Japanese group Hey! Say! JUMP, was written by Victor, Koudai Iwatsubo and MICO# and achieved the No 16 spot on The World Singles Top 40 Chart. Victor had the song "Classic" on Kinki Kids mini-album Topaz Love / Destiny, released in Jan 2018. Classic was co-written with Magnus Funemyr and produced by VICTOR.  

    The song "HOUYOU" was included on ARASHI album "untitled", released in October 2017. "untitled" hit the No 1 spot on the World Album Chart selling Double Platinum the first week of release (668.000). The Japanese group E-Girls released their GOLD (100.000) awarded, Japan No 1 album EG Crazy in January 2017, including the song "Fascination", a co-write between Victor and miwaflower and also produced by VICTOR.

    Victor had two songs included on the Japanese group A.B.C-Z's album "5 Performer-Z"; "Dokinatsu2017" co-written with Daniel Fagerudd and A.B.C-Z, "Telepathy One! Two!" co-written with Ricky Hanley and Jyouya Uenaka. Victor has releases with the song "Smiley Days" with the Japanese female artists Sayaka Shionoya, a co-write with Mayu Wakisaka and the artist herself. "First Heartbreak" was released by Japanese female artist MIREI who also co-wrote the song together with Timo Oiva and Derrick How. First Heartbreak was co-produced by Victor and Janne Hyöty.

    Victor had the song "Dream Master", that he also produced, on Hey! Say! JUMP Platinum selling, World No 1 album DEAR., released in July 2016. Victor co-wrote the song "Footprints in the sand" released by IAN ERIX (US) in December 2016 and the song made it to No 9 on the Japan ZIP Dance Chart.

    Victor is a professional guitarist, playing with bands like Opus Symbiosis, Hipster Slayer and his band with Pat Mastelotto from King Crimson/Mr. Mister.


    NYBAECK is a producer, songwriter, freelance musician and a music teacher living in Jakobstad / Pietarsaari. Nybaeck has a soft spot for electro pop with an organic twist. After earning a Bachelor degree in music and collecting a great deal of experience in the live music scene, NYBAECK has continuously been refining his production skills to a top-level and today he works in many different genres and areas in music. 

    NYBAECK has co-written and produced the song BRAIN included in Japanese superstar KUMI KODA's album AND, released in February 2018 and reaching the No 2 spot on the Daily albums chart in Japan day of release and the No 6 spot on the weekly album chart.. The song is written by Nybaeck, Raja Kumari and Emelie Sederholm.

    The Japanese female artist MIREI released a mini-album in July 2017, including the song Goodbye my love written by Nybaeck and Tiina Vainikainen together with the artist. Ian Erix (US) released the song Foot prints in the sand in December 2016. The song is written by Nybaeck, Victor Sågfors and Ian Erix and produced by NYBAECK. The song made it to No 9 on the Japan ZIP Dance Chart. Female Japanese artist MINMI released the song CIRCUS on her album Life is beautifulin July 2016. Youku Music program in China used the song 同一个方向 tong yi ge fang xiang in the show 这!就是对唱 (This! Is Singing). The song was written by NYBAECK and Otto Palmborg from Sugar House and produced by NYBAECK.

    !就是唱 (This! Is Singing)


    A producer and songwriter coming from a musically versatile background, Christian’s roots leads back to the rock and metal music of the 70’s & 80’s. Yet, his fond interest for, and the influence from the EDM and electronic pop music of today is just as, if not more, likely to be heard in his songs.

    The Chinese artist Si Wai Ge released the song Don't Let go, co-written and produced by Christian. The amazing Ian Erix (US), has beeen working on upcoming releases with Christian. A co-write with the American writers and producers KCozenJason Jones and Appu Krishnan aka "The Professor" (Christina Aguilera, The Jacksons), has led to an upcoming release in China with an artist, that is considered to have one of the best voices in the world. The famous Chinese boy group NINE PERCENT released the single "I need a doctor" in November 2018. The single reached China Billboard V no 3, Billboard China Weibo Chart as No 1 and reached top positions on many other sales lists as well. The song that was co-written with 10years, produced and mixed by Christian, was included on the album "TO THE NINES", that got the Migu Award for Best Selling Album 2018.

    Christian is a co-writer on the song Sin City, which is released by the Finnish producer duo Lope & Kantola in February 2017. The remix of Emeline Sigfrids "Totally Over You" is also by Christian. ALEXO released the single Passing Time feat. Elin Aurora, that was a so-write with Christian.


    Photo by: Frank A Unger

    Photo by: Frank A Unger

    Otto Palmborg is first of all an amazing singer with a magic touch that is just right for EDM and heart breaking ballads. Otto is a talented top-liner and lyricist with a multi-genre background. Summer 2018 he got to spend some time in US touring with a gospel choir.

    He has done everything from playing on the streets and playing troubadour gigs mixed with original songs. Otto was signed as a housewriter in 2016 and he co-wrote the song MY YOU that was released by Double S 301 in Korea in 2016 and he also made a debut with his own band SVEN. He had a single release with the Japanese group MYNAME with the song "Be my lover - feat. Hwan Hee"(Otto Palmborg, Henri Vuortenvirta, The Apple of my Eye), the song 同一个方向 tong yi ge fang xiang written by Otto, Nybaeck and Yang Lu was featured in a Youku Music Program 这!就是对唱 (This! Is Singing) in China. Otto has several great upcoming releases on the way.





    Karri is a 26 year old producer from Jyväskylä, Finland. Karri started playing drums at a young age. He has done music production and played in multiple bands for most of his life and he has studied music production at Tampere University of Applied Sciences. As a producer, Karri is very versatile and handles many different styles of music from pop to orchestral, for documentaries, movies and video games.

    For the same diversity and change, Karri got interested in the Asian pop music scene and developed a special interest for Japanese culture, lived in Japan for 5 months and also studied and learned to speak the language. In 2018 Karri signed a publishing deal with Sugar House Publishing to take the interest of Japanese music further. 

    Karri has participated in co-write sessions in Finland and The Netherlands, done online collaboration with Asian writers and has also participated in the Top 20 Future Hitmakers course arranged by Teosto, Music Finland and the Finnish Music Publishers Association. Karri has participated in Song Hotel Camps organised by Music Finland and A Hit Song in 24 Hours as a part of the Music and Media event in Tampere.

    Recently Karri has produced indie acts from Finland such as Nightstop and Founding Neverland, Hopeinen Skorpioni and VELA. He has also released his own electronic music by the name “Kaster The Disaster”.


    Sonja Biskop is a vocal coach, an amazing singer and songwriter, playing both guitar and piano. Her own releases are in the country flavour, but she writes in different genres and is at the moment working on a musical together with other Sugar House writers in co-work with TG Publishing writers in Denmark and England.

    Sonja was one of two singers in the band Country Life for many years, touring in different countries for ten years. The group released two records. Sonja has had great success in Latvia and was nominated for the best pop album in Latvia in 2007. Sonja has participated in the Finnish Eurovision Song Contest with Should I Run Should I Hide. In 2010 Sonja released her solo album A Place Called Now, under her artist name Sonja Bishop.

    Down on my knees
    A Place Called Now

    Eva-Lott "Lotta" Björklund was signed to Sugar House in 2016. Eva-Lott is a multitalented songwriter with a soft spot for big power ballads, catchy melodies and symphonic pop. She is also an amazing pianist with a sensitive touch in her playing.

    Eva-Lott has worked as a choir conductor, pianist, music teacher, arranger and composer for many years. One of her strengths is that she masters several different music genres, having composed both classical as well as pop music.

    She is a certified music therapist and has studied in both Jakobstad and Stockholm. She also works as a freelance editor and runs a co-owned magazine with a friend. Eva-Lott has been awarded both a musical and a cultural prize in her home village. She was also a finalist in the UK Songwriter competition 2014 and she also co-wrote the song MY YOU released by Double S 301 in Korea in 2016.


    Mats Granfors is a songwriter and producer, working in a wide variety of genres, ranging all the way from folk music to electronic music. He is a talented pianist and violinist, as well as a great arranger. As a songwriter Mats has gained success in Asia with the well-known boy band Arashi. Mats, together with Sugar House Publishing’s Janne Hyöty, hit the number one spot on the Japanese charts with the song “Your Eyes” in 2012. The album “POPCORN”, on which the song was included, also managed to reach the number one spot on the World Top 40 Chart.

    As a musician Mats has participated in many recordings and has also played in live shows, as well as on tv shows. He has been touring in Scandinavia, Russia, Scotland, Ireland, Spain and Africa.

    Mats is also working as a music teacher and has himself studied music in both Finland and Sweden, as well as in Denmark. 

    Mats is one of the co-owners of Sugar House Publishing.


    Teemu is a multitalented songwriter, who's strengths lies in writing top-lines and lyrics. He writes in English, Finnish and Swedish and has the talent to make catchy melodies for many different genres. Teemu has attended several international songwriting camps and co-writes, he has co-wrote the b-side "Ameni Saku Ai, Yoruni Naku Ai" for Kat-Tun single "Unlock" which reached the no 1 spot on the sales chart in Japan. Teemu also has a releases with IAN ERIX (US). The Chinese group XNINE released the song BIG SHOW in March 2018. The song was written by Teemu, Janne Hyöty together with the Korean producer duo Coach & Sendo.

    Teemu, together with Anna Timgren, co-wrote the song You are gone together with Fox.i.e and also are featured artists on the release "You are gone - Fox.i.e feat. Teemu and Anna-Li".  Teemu is a great singer with a fantastic voice and a very wide vocal range. He has made several guest appearances as a soloist with various choirs and bands. Teemu sings everything from heavy rock to pop music and ballads.


    Jerry Lindqvist is a country man but he still manages to write songs in different genres. Jerry's main instrument when composing is the guitar. He is also a singer and lyricist. Jerry had tremendous success with his first solo album released in 2011 on Wing Records, and he has been touring since, in Finland and abroad with the band Jerry Lindqvist & The Grace. Before the solo album he also released two albums with Jerry & The Outlaws. 

    Oct the 11th 2013 Jerry Lindqvist & The Grace released the album Homegrown Soul on Good People Listen to Records.

    Into a Stranger
    Dancing With April

    Martin is a songwriter and producer based in Helsinki. He is a topliner, vocalist and a multi-instrumentalist, comfortable working in a variety of genres. His biggest strengths lies in creating catchy melodies and lyrics.

    He had his big breakthrough in 2012 with the song ”Sexy Summer”, released by the Japanese band Sexy Zone. The song peaked at the number one spot in the Japanese charts, a feat for which Martin later on received a Gold Award.


  • NÁNI

    Náni is a vocalist and songwriter in different genres of music. Náni has been a part of the rockgroup Ann & Pia & The Rockteam and the pop-soul-rock group Ann Dee & Pia Kay. Náni released her first solo album "You and I" in 2003, and has tried to find time to finish a new album. Since Náni is aka Ann Slangar who is running Sugar House Publishing and some other companies as well, that ain't happening any time soon....

    Náni co-wrote the song "I'm coming home", that was released in Japan by the Universal Japan artist Ayaka Hirahara in 2015. She has an upcoming release with a German artist as well.

    Náni writes lyrics in English, Swedish and Finnish. She is working on a musical together with Sonja Biskop and some co-writing friends from Denmark and England. Náni is co-owner and CEO of Sugar House Publishing, which explaines the lack of time for writing or recording herself.


    Peter Nordwall is a songwriter, composer, arranger and freelance musician. His main instruments are saxophones, flutes and clarinets and he does arrangements for Big Bands, classical orchestras and other ensembles. 

    Peter is involved in many different projects. Not only his own big band, but also smaller ensembles. He has been playing in several TV productions and has been working as a musician at various theaters. He has played at many festivals around Europe and is doing concerts mainly in Sweden and Finland.

    As a solo musician he has released four albums and as a session musician he has participated in about 50 recordings.  His latest release as a solo musician was the album “Leaving Home” in 2012 and three years later, in 2015, he released a new album with his orchestra Botnia Rhythm Orchestra in collaboration with the folk music trio Ulvens Döttrar. In 2006 Peter was nominated for the award “Gyllene Skivan” (Golden Disc) - an annual jazz award in Sweden - and was in that same year voted as the listeners favorite choice. 



    Mikaela Pada is a songwriter and producer with a passion for well-produced pop songs with catchy melodies. Mikaela’s main instrument is piano, and she uses Logic Pro as her choice of DAW for composing and producing tracks. She mostly does different kinds of pop or ballads, but has also written a fair share of Finnish schlagers. As a producer she draws a lot of influence from various types of electronic music. Her strengths lies in writing catchy melodies and she has a curiousness for different genres, styles and trends. Mikaela has studied music production and sound engineering at Axxell Lappfjärd, and in 2014 she also received a Master of Science in Economics, and wrote her thesis about Songwriters’ marketing.

    Mikaela has previously composed music for Finnish television and has several cuts with Finnish artists, but her prime focus these days is writing for the international market. She has attended several camps and done co-writes with different songwriters from around Europe. Mikaela had a single release Sinu Ees, with the Estonian artist Liis Lemsalu in 2016 and the song topped many radio charts in Estonia and was also chosen as The Song of the Year at the Estonian Music Awards 2017.


    Jessica Hyöty is an excellent lyricist and writes in both English and Finnish. She has got some great international releases, like “King & Queen” with the successful Korean girl group Sunny Hill.






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