On Monday, June 13, METALLICA‘s Lars Ulrich was awarded with the celebrated Ærespris (Honorary Award) at this yr’s Carl Prisen.
The Carl Prisen was based by Danish Music Publishers’ Affiliation in 2013, named after Carl Nielsen. Prizes are awarded to composers and songwriters in 15 totally different classes spanning totally different music genres.
The award included a financial prize of 30,000 Danish kroner (roughly $4,200), which Ulrich donated to the Danish Songwriting Academy.
This yr’s Carl Prisen ceremony was held at Axelborgsalen in Copenhagen and was attended by Ulrich and early METALLICA producer Flemming Ramsussen. Flemming later shared a photograph of the pair on the occasion on social media and wrote in a caption: “Right this moment I participated in giving out the Carl Prize 2022 to this man!”
Ulrich was honored in a part of his position in METALLICA‘s lawsuit towards the streaming platform Napster for copyright infringement. He was additionally acknowledged for his compositional work on such traditional METALLICA tracks as “Enter Sandman”, “Nothing Else Issues” and “Grasp Of Puppets”.
In Could 2000, Ulrich famously delivered a literal truckload of paper to Napster Inc., itemizing tons of of hundreds of people that allegedly used the corporate’s software program to share unauthorized MP3s of METALLICA‘s songs.
METALLICA representatives compiled the greater than 60,000-page record of 335,435 Napster person IDs over one weekend in response to Napster‘s promise to terminate the accounts of customers who commerce materials with out permission. Actual names weren’t included within the record.
In later years, METALLICA embraced digital music: in December 2012, the band made all of its studio albums, in addition to varied reside materials, singles, remixes and collaborations, obtainable on Spotify.
Final yr, Ulrich spoke to the “Tanya’s Desk” podcast about his Danish upbringing and the way it has formed who he’s.
“Because the world spins uncontrolled right here in some ways, I really feel increasingly more Danish and type of embrace my Danish roots,” he mentioned. “I like America; I like residing in America. It has been an unimaginable 30-[plus] years, near 40 years now [since I moved to the U.S.], however the Danishness in me nonetheless prospers, and I am very proud and completely satisfied about that facet.
“Individuals [ask me], ‘Oh, you are gonna transfer again [to Denmark]?’ I am, like, ‘I am very completely satisfied,'” he continued. “I am very completely satisfied [living] in San Francisco. I like the Bay Space mentality and the artistic energies that movement by way of all of the various things — even tech right here, clearly, the place individuals are inventing the longer term. However I am actually increasingly more, I feel, understanding and appreciative and perceive what position my upbringing and the tradition and the historical past and the Danish worldview performs in repeatedly shaping who I’m.”
Whereas nonetheless residing in Denmark as a young person, Ulrich performed tennis professionally and will have gone on to a profession as a tennis star, however selected music as an alternative.
Carl Prisen 2022 er veloverstået, og Lars Ulrich var forbi for at tage imod Musikforlæggernes Ærespris. Tillykke til alle vinderne! 👏
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