Scandinavia’s music industry is on the up. Thanks to oil money, government investment, and streaming services – the suits are smiling. But at the By:Larm conference in Oslo delegates and speakers are still depressed. We’ve been here before.
My tickets to the Grammys, Brit Awards and even the NME awards were somehow lost in the post, so late last month in hope of airing my awards gown, I travelled to Norway for the Nordic Music Prize. Now in its second year, the prize (it’s 1 Million Kroner!) celebrates the best albums to come from Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Sweden. Surely, I was in for some Scando glitz?
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