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Meet the Norwegian delegates at Reeperbahn

By Lisa Blödorn Posted: 11. Sep, 2015

Over 20 delegates from the Norwegian music industry are attending this year’s Reeperbahn Festival. Today we present Trond Tornes of Phonofile and Glenn Larsen of Indianer.

Trond Tornes, Marketing Manager, Phonofile.

What is your projects in Germany for the time being?

– Phonofile is a leading Nordic digital distributor with a mainly Nordic catalogue. We have sold music to the German market for years. Now we can see that the digital market in Germany is rising and want to follow up. I entered an agreement with Rough Trade/Good To Go for physical fulfilment, a deal we also want to continue.

Have you been at Reeperbahn before? What is your best experience?

– Hanging with Danish friends at showcases. They had studied in Hamburg and knew about cool places and private music parties in the city during Reeperbahn.

What is your agenda for this years’ festival?

– Meeting the digital stores we work with, meeting existing clients and follow up their potential impact, and talk to new possible clients.

Which artist should everyone check out at Reeperbahn this year?

– Who can resist Dengue Fever’s take on Mulatu Astatke’s Ethiojazz? Not because I am from Norway, but I do love the songs of Jonas Alaska. Junius Meyvant is a must experience, he is a natural born entertainer, K-X-P is one of my top three Finnish bands ever, have seen them some times before and will again, this is the type of band you drag along your friend to see. LCMDF I’ve been following since their first recording so need to see what they’re like today. Saun & Starr will for sure make me smile. And definitely wanna see Vök again. Yukon Blonde I’ve never seen live and I want to do just that. Youth Man Birmingham sounds like the real stuff, so it’ would be great to catch their gig too. Maybe even TΩra. And I think I just started to like A.O.S.O.O.N. and Ambassadeurs if the hype brings me there.

Glenn Larsen, manager for Highasakite, Team Me, Thea & The Wild, Bendik, Marie Munroe and Tini in Indianer, a management- and PR-company.

Glenn Larsen, Indianer

What is your projects in Germany for the time being?

– I have several projects in Germany this upcoming fall and through the next years. Highasakite, Team Me, Marie Munroe, Thea & The Wild and Bendik are all releasing new albums next year, and we’ll also see some exciting new single releases this year already. Team Me will be touring with The Wombats in Germany in November. Tini has something special going on as well. Exciting times ahead!

Have you been at Reeperbahn before? What is your best experience?

– I have, and I find the whole festival as a funny and memorable experience. The special location right in the middle of Reeperbahn, good venues, great people, good audience and lots of great music.

What is your agenda for this years’ festival?

– I don’t have any bands playing there this year so I’ll definitely have some more time for meetings and seminars. That’s my main reason for going this year. I’m still seeking several partners in Germany for most of my acts, but I’m also looking forward to meet people that I’m already working with. And yes, I’m of course going to attend a lot of concerts.

Which artist should everyone check out at Reeperbahn this year?

– I can only pick one? Tricky. Here’s nine: Aurora, Dengue Fever, Emilie Nicolas, Fay Wildhagen, Great Lake Swimmers, Half Moon Run, Heimatt, Kid Astray, Spidergawd.

Norwegian artists at Reeperbahn Festival 2015 are Fay Wildhagen, Aurora, Jonas Alaska, Kid Astray, Spidergawd, Emilie Nicolas and Yuma Sun. 21 persons from the Norwegian business will attend this year’s festival.


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