Nordic Playlist will release nominees on Wednesday February 11

The Nordic digital music distributor Phonofile has entered into an agreement with By:Larm as a sponsor for by:Larm’s well renowned music prize Nordic Music Prize – now under the name ”Phonofile Nordic Music Prize”.

On Wednesday February 11th The Nordic Playlist will present the 12 nominated artists on – check in here for updated info and good Nordic music.

The Nordic Music Prize is an annual award for the Best Nordic Album Of The Year. Inspired by the British & Irish Mercury Prize the prize was introduced in 2010. The prize was initiated by the by:Larm conference in Norway, the most important conference and showcase event for the wider Nordic music industry.

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.

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 in the region are massive. Phonofile’s vision is to actively participate in developing the industry in the Nordics and we´re looking forward to further develop the Phonofile Nordic Music Prize in the coming years together with by:Larm, Music Norway and Gramart.

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 Bylarm
by:Larm (since 1997) is the one to 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.

The Nordic Playlist
Music Norway