Politically outspoken songwriter and singer in the pop band Doktor Kosmos. Press secretary for Vänsterpartiet (The Left Party of Sweden).
- Executive Chairman of the Swedish Arts Council. Former Managing Director of the Swedish Radio, journalist and political reporter.
- Philosopher, author and human rights activist, holding a doctorate in applied ethics and social philosophy. Creator of The Impossible Music Sessions.
- Songwriter and singer in The Haunted. His outspokenness has, among other things, resulted in hate campaigns, record burnings and death threats.
- Swedish author, lecturer and journalist, currently at Sydsvenska Dagbladet, with a particular interest in issues regarding the digital society.
- The Voice of the Egyptian Revolution. His song ‘Irhal’ became an anthem of the protesters at Tahrir Square. Winner of the 2011 Freemuse Award and will receive it at the conference.
- Freelance writer on music and politics. Has written several articles on this year's UK riots. Author of "Kettled Youth" and "My Fellow Americans".
- Swedish journalist and author. Co-author of the recently published "Blod Eld Död" (Blood Fire Death) - a documentary book about Swedish metal.
- Composer and Executive Chairman of SKAP - The Swedish Society of Popular Music Composers - and ECSA - The European Composer & Songwriter Alliance.
- Program Manager at Riksteatern (National Theatre). One of the driving forces behind Voices of Change, a festival aimed at showcasing artists fighting for freedom of speech and democracy.
- Co-founder and Executive Director of Freemuse, advocating freedom of expression for musicians and composers worldwide.
- Songwriter, musician and music writer for the Guardian. Covering the music industry from the inside. Born in Stockholm, now living in London.
- Journalist at Svenska Dagbladet. Writes mainly about music and popular culture. Also scriptwriter and member of comedy group Killinggänget.
- British music writer for the Guardian, The Word, Q, Spin and Empire. Author of ”33 Revolutions Per Minute – a History of Protest Songs”.
A revolutionary figure in 21st century electronic music, Canadian artist Peaches has become one the most significant feminist icons in the music industry.
- Swedish lawyer and Chairman of Stim, The Swedish Performing Rights Society. Author of the doctoral thesis The Breakthrough of Authors' Rights.
- CEO of BASCA, The British Academy of Composers, Songwriters and Authors, and spokesman for ECSA - The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance.
- Co-founder and Programme Manager of Freemuse. Has lectured world-wide on music censorship, cultural policies and cultural diversity.
- Professor of Civil Law at Stockholm University. Led the state investigation of the Swedish Copyright Legislation 2008-2011.
- Journalist, above all interested in popular culture, technology and video games. One of the authors behind "Piraterna - de svenska fildelarna som plundrade Hollywood".
- Singer and bağlama player from Turkey. Playing kurdish music was enough for the government to regard him as a terrorist, and he was forced to abandon his native country.
- Hit-Songwriter, musician and producer. Started out in Nashville's country scene in the 70's. Recently relocated to Stockholm, Sweden.
- Swedish DJ and Hyper Island student. Active user of social media. Recieved death threats after suggesting a club to book more female DJ's.
- Journalist working and living in Jordan. Organizer of 'Music Freedom Day' in Amman. Freemuse coordinator and consultant for the Middle East and North Africa regions.