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Domestic radio prizes awarded: a-ha and Nico & Vinz most popular acts in 2013

By Tomas Lauvland Pettersen Posted: 10. Jun, 2014

a-ha and Nico & Vinz awarded collection society Gramo’s prizes as most popular Norwegian acts on domestic radio in 2013.

At a ceremony held earlier this week, celebrating Norway’s joint collection society Gramo’s 25th anniversary, the organization unveiled its 2013 radio statistics.

The prize for most popular Norwegian track on domestic radio was awarded to Nico & Vinz for their international hit single ‘Am I Wrong’.

Veterans a-ha proved to be 2013’s most played Norwegian main artist on domestic radio.

Gramo’s 2013 statistics also reveal that Nico & Vinz scored another coveted prize in 2013: their ‘Am I Wrong’ racked up 184 hours, 1 minute and 44 seconds of airplay last year, a feat not matched by any other Norwegian artist in history.

Says Silje Larsen Borgan of Warner Music Norway: – It’s just amazing, there were lots of good songs on rotation last year – so this is really a great honor. When we first heard the demo of “Am I Wrong” we had a definite feeling that this would be great. I can remember vividly the excitement we felt when we sent the track to domestic radio, and slowly but surely received fantastic feedback from station by station. The fact that a Norwegian-penned and produced track has reached as wide is inspiring and fun! Nico & Vinz are working tremendously hard and will hopefully be present on Norwegian radio for a long time!

Top 3 – Most popular Norwegian tracks on Norwegian radio 2013:
1. «Am I Wrong – Nico & Vinz
2. “Running To The Sea” – Röyksopp/Susanne Sundfør
3. “Feed You My Love” – Margaret Berger

Top 3 – Most popular Norwegian main artists on Norwegian radio 2013:
1. A-ha
2. Nico & Vinz
3. Bjørn Eidsvåg

Gramo is the joint collection society in Norway for musicians, performing artists and phonogram producers.Gramo manages and administers the right of performers and producers to receive remuneration when recorded music is played on the airways or in other public arenas.Gramo collects remuneration from radio stations, cafes, hotels, shops and other users of recorded music in public arenas, and distributes these to all who participated in the recordings.In addition to its 14,000 members, Gramo also represents all other rights holders who have participated in recordings that are protected under the Copyright Act.