Winners of Nordic Music Biz Top 20 Under 30 2022

The Nordic music industry officially announces the 20 young forces driving the Nordic music industry forward as part of the annual Nordic Music Biz Top 20 Under 30, an initiative set up by NOMEX (Nordic Music Export Program).

Written by Carl Kristian Johansen 01.09.2022

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Nordic Music biz’ Top 20 Under 30 celebrates diversity in the industry, sectors and genres, and reflects the rich music scene and industry the Nordics have to offer. It also shows the importance and need to continue to create a safe and including music industry where all people are seen and voices are heard.

A vital part of the rise of Nordic music and global influence are the teams behind the scenes, especially the young forces who bring new perspectives, ideas and business models to an ever-changing industry. This year the revered judging panel shines a spotlight on 20 Under 30 future business executives, with a ceremony at annual by:Larm Festival on Thursday 15 September, the most important festival for the Nordic music industry and the best new music, which takes place in the centre of Oslo, Norway.

The winners of the 2022 Nordic Music Biz Top 20 Under 30 were chosen based on company growth, career path, recognition in the industry, influence in the industry over the last year, artistic development, innovation, concert revenues, sales, streaming, campaigns, and radio and television publicity.

The Winners are:

Kedist Bezabih - Head of Music – International Rap festivals and touring, Goodlive Artists

Celine Høye - Project Manager, Indie Recordings

Viljar Siljan - Director, Blu Perspective Management

Eric Elvenes - Co-founder of JB Music & A&R Manger, Idap Music & Musical Advisor – Enter.Art

Nasra Artan - Co-Founder & A&R, 444

Tobias Gaultier Teigen - CEO, Toothfairy

Fumi Amao - Co-Founder & Artist and Label Partnerships Manager, Her Songs for Him & Spotify

Naftalem Tekle Ghiorghis - Creative & Digital Marketing Coordinator, & The Orchard Nordics

Daniel Frölander - Brand Partnership Manager, Warner Music Sweden

Emma Vikström - Senior Editor, Spotify

Rosa Lois Balle Yahiya & Sofie Westh - Co-Founders, Another Life Community

Ryan Peterson - Co-Founder & MD, Stellar Trigger

Emilie Skovgaard Sørensen - Music Supervisor, Nordisk Film

Malika Mahmoud - Head of music booking at Strøm, DJ & Promoter at Jasho Club, member of the nightlife- & music committee at the Copenhagen municipality

Eero Jääskeläinen - Program Manager, Allas Sea Pool &Korjaamo Culture Factory

Jannika Hovinen - Production Manager, All Day Agency

Minna Koivisto - Label Manager & A&R, Johanna Kustannus & Universal Music Finland

Karoliina Kanerva - Head of International, Warner Music

Björk Hrafnsdóttir - Publisher & Art Curator, INNI Music

Árni Hrafn Kristmundsson - Manager, Klapp Management

NOMEX was set up to facilitate growth and development in the Nordic music sector, and is a collaborative organisation set up by Export Music Sweden, Music Export Denmark, Music Finland, Iceland Music Export and Music Norway.