Exciting additions to the conference program.

The winter festival Where´s the Music? 2015 is taking place in less than two months in Norrköping, 12-14 February. Today, we are excited to present the new additions to the conference program.  Linda Portnoff from Musiksverige, well-renowned Sandra Nordin, and founder of Coda Agency Rob Challice are accompanied by, among others, Elisabeth Widlund from SAMI, Petra Markgren Wangler, as well as FKP Scorpio’s Managing Director/Head of Festival Booking Stephan Thanscheidt.

Linda Portnoff has a PhD in Economics and is Operation Manager at Musiksverige. Musiksverige is an organisation that pursues the interests of the whole music industry. They unite artists, composers, writers, musicians, managers, producers, record labels, and publishers in Sweden.

Sandra Nordin entered the world of major labels at Sony Music in 1994. After that she has among other things worked at Capitol Records, founded the promotion agency “Saint Promotion” and pursued other challenges in the world of PR. Today, Sandra is running her own company with clients such as Kent, Lykke Li, Ola Salo, Familjen, iamiwhoami, Ninsun Poli, Teddybears, Summerburds, and Nalen Restaurang.

We also welcome Rob Challice to the festival. He has over 28 years of experience in the music industry, where has worked as an agent, promotor, and a festival organizer. He is one of the founders of London based agency Coda Agency, founded in 2002. Today, Rob is representing artists such as Bon Iver, Beirut, Calexico, John Grant, tUnE-yArDs, Raury, Warpaint, Sufjan Stevens, and Kings of Convenience. This year Coda entered a partnership with Paradigm.

Conference participants announced:
Andreas Ahlenius – Universal Music
Andreas Utterström – Freelance Journalist
Anita Halmøy Wisløff – Atomic Soul
Anna Hag – Visita
Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdóttir – Nordic Music Export
Ben Malen – Stereoscope Music Scandinavia
Elisabeth Widlund – SAMI
Henrik Johnsson – TV-Producer/TV-host
Joppe Pihlgren – Livemusik Sverige
Linda Portnoff – MusikSverige
Max Markusson – Göteborg & Co
Okan Tombulca – YouChip
Petra Markgren Wangler – Journalist
Rob Challice – Coda Agency
Sandra Nordin – Sandra Nordin PR
Serge Grimaux – Intellitix
Stefan Papangelis – Upplev Norrköping
Stephan Thanscheidt – FKP Scorpio

Conference participants announced so far:
Adam Lewis, Allan McGowan, Andreas Ahlenius, Andreas Utterström, Anita Halmøy Wisløff, Anna Haag, Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdóttir, Ben Malen, Claes Olson, Doug Croy, Elisabeth Widlund, Fruzsina Szép, Helen Sildna, Henrik Johnsson, Joppe Pihlgren, Linda Portnoff, Matt McDonald, Mattias Hansson, Max Markusson, Michael Chugg, Nattskiftet, Okan Tombulca, Paul Boswell, Per Sundin, Petra Markgren Wangler, Petri Lundén, Rob Challice, Sandra Nordin, Serge Grimaux, Stefan Papangelis, Stephan Thanscheidt.

All artists announced to perform at Where’s the Music? 2015 so far:
Hardcore Superstar, Hello Saferide, Hoffmaestro, Ikväll är vi kungar (Petter, Ison & Fille, Lilla Namo och Rosh), Maskinen, Movits!, Raubtier, Silvana Imam, Style of Eye, Tove Styrke, Yung Lean & Sad Boys, Adam Cohen (CA), Adna, Alaska, Alice Boman, Amason, Andreas Moe, Baba Stiltz, Bam Spacey, Beatrice Eli, Beldina, Besserbitch, Blues Pills, Cajsa Siik, Caotico, Colossus, Crucified Barbara, Dagny (NO), Deals Death, Dear David, Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman, Dirtytwo, DNKL, Dolorez Haze, Dotter, Elin Bell, Erik Rapp, Eternal Death, Factory Brains, Hanna Järver, Heavy Tiger, Hog, Hurricane Love, Ironbird, Jape, Jennie Abrahamson, Jeremy Irons & The Ratgang Malibus, Jonathan Johansson, Joy, Kid Astray (NO), Kite, Kitok, Last Lynx, Maja Francis, Merely, Min Stora Sorg, Nadya, Nale, Naomi Pilgrim, Naomi Punk (US), Ninsun Poli, OIAM, Ólöf Arnalds (IS), Sabina Ddumba, Sebjak, Sharks, Slow Magic (US), Solen, Spiders, The Hanged Man, The Mayority Says, Thundermother, Tjuvjakt, Tyranex, Very Addictive, Vigiland, Vita Bergen, XOV.

Where’s the Music is taking place in Norrköping, 12-14 February. In total, there will be around 150 artists performing in Norrköping at 11 venues, during these three days. A delegate’s ticket to Where’s the Music is SEK 3500 and can be purchased here: http://www.wheresthemusic.se/en/music/festival-tickets/registration/

Nikki McNeill