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NKA hires Nordic Live’s Nyaling Saidy Kiil

Norwegian promoters’ association NKA has appointed Nyaling Saidy Kiil, formerly of booking agency Nordic Live, as an advisor, effective 1 November.

Kiil had worked as a producer at Nordic Live since 2014, working with concerts and festivals of all sizes. She also has a degree in cultural project management, with a specialisation in music.

“I look forward to tackling new challenges in an organisation that seems very exciting to me,” she says. “Getting close to cultural experiences created for the audience is what I enjoy the most, so I am grateful and excited to start work at the NKA.”

“Nyaling has a lot to contribute to NKA”

Nyaling Saidy Kiil’s hiring comes amid other personnel changes for NKA (Norske Konsertarrangøre/Norwegian Concert Promoters, known as the Norwegian Live Music Association in English). Anders Tangen, of festivals Trondheim Calling, Vill Vill Vest and by:Larm, becomes senior advisor, while Andreas Feen Sørensen is named a communications and marketing advisor. Mariann Skjerdal, meanwhile, has been appointment administration coordinator.

On Kiil’s appointment, NKA managing director Tone Østerdal, who joined the association last year, comments: “There were many strong candidates who applied for the position, and competition was tough. But I feel confident that Nyaling has a lot to contribute to NKA, not least considering her experience from the artist side. I think she will fit in well and complement us both professionally and socially.”

NKA represents some 350 promoters, festivals and other live businesses across Norway.


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