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Nordic music biz reveals Top 20 under 30 list for 2021

The fourth annual Nordic Music Biz Top 20 under 30 list has been revealed, honouring the ‘young forces driving the Nordic music industry forward’.

According to organsiers Nomex (Nordic Music Export), the winners were chosen by a panel of 15 judges from the Nordic music industry, based on “company growth, career path, recognition in the industry, influence in the industry in 2020, artistic development, innovation, concert revenues, sales, streaming, campaigns, radio and television publicity”.

This year’s Nordic Music Biz Top 20 under 30 list comprises:

Nina Finnerud, head of UK at Music Norway, commented on the list: “With the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen that the recruitment of young people into the music industry is more important than ever.

“It’s crucial to show the new generation of managers, labels, agents, festivals etc that it is a safe and rewarding industry to work in and choose as a career. It is also vital to make sure the artists have talented people to work with them and look out for their best interest in the future.”

This year’s Nordic Music Biz Top 20 under 30 will be honoured with a ceremony during by:Larm festival in Olso, Norway, on the 30 September.

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.

 


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Werner in, Madsen out at Nordic Music Export

Ludvig Werner, managing director of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) in Sweden, has been named chairman of Nordic Music Export (Nomex), replacing Gunnar Madsen.

Madsen, general manager of the Danish Rock Council (Rosa), has stepped down after leading Nomex – an umbrella organisation representing of the music export offices of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden – from a year after its founding, in 2010.

Also out at Nomex is former programme director Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdóttir, who is leaving to establish a film production company, Tattarrattat.

It is not known whether Werner (pictured) will continue in his role at IFPI Sweden, but his presence has been scrubbed from the organisation’s website. IQ has contacted Nordic Music Export for clarification.

“We are delighted to welcome Ludvig as the chairman of the network”

“Nomex will continue to be a Nordic hub for collaboration, inspiration and joint efforts when exploring new music export possibilities for our five countries,” comments Werner.

Tuomo Tähtinen, a board member and executive director of Music Finland, adds: “Nomex has played a crucial role in the success of the Nordic music sector. We are delighted to welcome Ludvig as the chairman of the network.

“I would also like to thank both Anna and Gunnar for their huge contributions towards making Nomex the success it is today.”

 


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