Music Norway’s mission is to facilitate growth in interest, and use, of Norwegian music of all genres. Addressing the needs of the music industry, artists, ensembles and organisations, Music Norway offers grants schemes, competence building, facilitation of networking arenas, and counselling. The organisation develops programs that are adapted to a digital and global music industry, based on data retrieval, analysis and music export statistics.
Relation to the Norwegian government
Music Norway was established in 2013 by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Culture. Music Norway is funded by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Culture and the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ministry of Culture has the responsibility for Music Norway´s operational funding, and Music Norway manages grants schemes on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is the Ministry´s advisor on music export. Music Norway works directly with Norwegian diplomatic missions abroad.
Music Norway is based in Oslo and has two international offices:
Based in London with responsibility for the UK and Benelux markets.
Based in Berlin with responsibility for the German and Central European markets.
Who’s who at Music Norway? See here.