Norwegian music industry’s export facilitator and promotional organisation.

Phonofile Nordic Music Prize announcement

By Erlend Buflaten Posted: 04. Feb, 2015

Phonofile partner with Music Norway, GramArt and by:Larm for the renowned Nordic Music Prize. The award will be given out at a special event during by:Larm in March.

Nordic Music Prize, now called ‘Phonofile Nordic Music Prize’ is an annual award for the best album of the year. Since its introduction in 2010, the award has celebrated the full length album as an art form, not bound to genre, critiques or sales, but solely to the album content.
The winner of Phonofile Nordic Music Prize will receive a NOK 30.000 check, presented by GramArt.

The nominees will be announced in a special Nordic Playlist-feature feb 11. The award ceremony will take place at the midst of by:Larm, the most important showcase and conference event for the Nordic music industry.

Director of Music Norway, Kathrine Synnes Finnskog is excited to take part in the award.

– Music Norway is thrilled that by:Larm once again will honor Nordic music and give out the Nordic Music Prize. We’re happy to be part of a great team who works on developing the prize and making it a great, relevant and important award in the Nordic music industry. By:Larm is an important arena for us, and we share their ambition to create the best arena for Nordic music, for us in the region and international visitors.

Phonofile’s Erik Brataas says:

– Phonofile is excited about the opportunity to collaborate more closely with by:larm and to further develop Phonofile Nordic Music Prize as the most prestigious reward for the broader Nordic music industry. The artistic creativity, diversity and quality of production in the region is massive.
Phonofile’s vision is to actively participate in developing the industry in the Nordics and we are looking forward to further develop the Phonofile Nordic Music Prize in the coming years together with by:Larm, Music Norway and Gramart.

Erlend Mogård-Larsen of by:Larm says:
– by:larm is glad to once again present the music prize – and this time with partners we
believe will contribute hugely to the development of the prize and its well-deserved reputation.

Former Nordic Music Prize-recipients:

  • Jónsi (is) 2011
  • Goran Kajfes (se) 2012
  • First Aid Kit (se) 2013
  • The Knife (se) 2014

About Phonofile Nordic Music Prize:
Former winners: Jónsi (icl) 2011, Goran Kajfes (se) 2012, First Aid Kit 2013 (se), The Knife 2014 (se).
In setting up The Nordic Music Prize, by:Larm had several aims: first, to create even stronger unity across the regions industry; second, to further increase international interest and awareness of what the region has to offer musically; and, last but not least, to refocus on the full length album as an art form.

About by:Larm:
By:Larm (since 1997) is the one go-to place for innovative music industry, music technology and media in the Nordics. The by:Larm event is on from 4th to 7th March and will host the Phonofile Nordic Music Prize on the 5th of March.

About Phonofile:
Phonofile (sine 1999) is the biggest digital distributor for independent music in the Nordic, with offices in Oslo, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Copenhagen.

About Gramart:
GramArt is the organization for Norwegian artists and professional musicians. GramArt is advocating the interests of the artists, they provide legal and business advice, and offer education and other benefits to its members.

The winner of Phonofile Nordic Music Prize will receive a 30 000 NOK check, provided by GramArt.

About Music Norway:
Music Norway is the Norwegian music industry’s export facilitator and promotional organization, and develops and support relevant export projects. Music Norway maintains a strong international network and organizes a set of tools for the Norwegian music industry, including several grant programs and international platforms.

About The Nordic Playlist:
The Nordic Playlist (NPL) makes it easy to discover and stay updated on the best Nordic music – introduced to you by the prominent musicians, artists and music professionals of the North. NPL is presented by NOMEX is a pan-Nordic platform owned by the music export offices in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.


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