NORDIC MUSIC BIZ ANNOUNCES TOP 20 UNDER 30 WINNERS – CEREMONY TO TAKE PLACE AT BY:LARM FESTIVAL ON 15 SEPTEMBER 2022 – INITIATIVE SET UP BY NOMEXPubliceret
The Nordic music industry officially announces the 20 young forces driving the Nordic music industry forward as part of the annual Nordic Music Biz Top 20 Under 30, an initiative set up by NOMEX (Nordic Music Export).
The fifth Nordic Music biz’ Top 20 Under 30 celebrates diversity in the industry, sectors and genres, and reflects the rich music scene and industry the Nordics have to offer. It also shows the importance and need to continue to create a safe and including music industry where all people are seen and voices are heard.
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.
A vital part of the rise of Nordic music and global influence are the teams behind the scenes, especially the young forces who bring new perspectives, ideas and business models to an ever-changing industry.
This year the revered judging panel shines a spotlight on 20 Under 30 future business executives, with a ceremony at annual by:Larm Festival on Thursday 15 September, the most important festival for the Nordic music industry and the best new music, which takes place in the centre of Oslo, Norway.
The winners of the 2022 Nordic Music Biz Top 20 Under 30 were chosen based on company growth, career path, recognition in the industry, influence in the industry over the last year, artistic development, innovation, concert revenues, sales, streaming, campaigns, and radio and television publicity.
The Nordic judges for 2022:
Sophia Olofsson (Spotify), Emma Finnkvist (Warner Music), Christopher Thordson (Ifpi Sweden), Feniks Willamo (All Day Agency), Linda Lundberg (Arctic Rights, All Good Management / Checkbox Music), Teea Kasurinen (Universal Music Finland), Soffía Kristín Jónsdóttir (Iceland Sync), Einar Hrafn Stefánsson (Hatari / Iceland Dance Company), Árni Þór Árnason (Manager Ólafur Arnalds), Laia Kverneland (Tempi), Jens Karlsson (Heartbeat Management), Thea Moe (Warner Music), Agnes Kristiansen (Sony Music Norway), Andres Dahl (Paperclip), Maria Bringsjord (MTG / FONO / Shesaidso)
The list of Top 20 Under 30 Winners 2022:
Another Life Community / Rosa Lois Balle Yahiya & Sofie Westh
Another Life is a non-profit organization working against discrimination and towards a more inclusive music industry in Denmark for everyone.
Founded by Rosa Lois Balle Yahiya and Sofie Westh in early 2021, the organization’s work has already made an impact on the Danish industry’s approach and way of working with representation and structural discrimination. Another Life’s goal is to increase and improve equality while voicing and reducing discriminatory behavior with an intersectional approach on a structural level.
Another Life’s first aim was to gather data that examined the various identities in the music industry. This led to the publishing of their first report ‘Representation in the Danish music industry – on and behind the stage 2021’, consisting of both the results of the national survey as well as contributions from sociologists, researchers and people working with music. It mapped representation, but it also showed a high amount of discriminatory behavior that especially women and minorities experience in the industry. The first report gained a lot of publicity in both the Danish music industry and in national media, such as Danmarks Radio, Information and Politiken.
In 2022, Another Life was given the prestigious critics award Steppeulvens Initiativpris 2022 for the importance and impact of the report and for the organization’s role in putting intersectional work on the agenda in the Danish music industry.
Today, Another Life is still expanding both its organization and its project portfolio while working on creating an economically sustainable organization. Beside the reports, the organization offers education about representation, discrimination and intersectionality through talks, festivals, workshops, and consultations that aims to give tools to the people working in the music industry.
Another Life wants to ensure, that everyone working with music in Denmark are more aware about the possibilities to make change and how to create a more inclusive music industry.
Ryan Peterson (25), Co-Founder and MD – Stellar Trigger
Ryan Peterson is the co-founder and Managing Director of ‘Stellar Trigger’, a pioneering music company based in Copenhagen, but operating globally. Ryan and Stellar Trigger have developed a world-wide reputation as the worlds’ first and most effective ‘trigger marketing’ agency – executing music marketing campaigns for some of the worlds’ biggest artists into South East Asia and Latin America. Ryan and Stellar Triggers’ expertise in these markets has culminated in Ryan giving key-note presentations at SPOT+ Festival, NOMEX and PROMUS, as well as being featured in two separate Rolling Stone articles.
Ryan, and Stellar Trigger are directly involved in 17 platinum recording certifications across Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Taiwan. Ryan and Stellar Trigger were also a key partner in Joji’s ‘Glimpse of Us’, which became the biggest song in the world during July of 2022 – streaming over 300 million times in 4 weeks after release. A shortlist of Stellar Trigger’s alumni include; Pink Sweat$, Lauv, Maximillian, Joji, Lukas Graham, Alexander23, Deorro, Niki, Imagine Dragons, Gatton, Conan Gray, Mads Langer, Mina Okabe, Scarlet Pleasure, Nicky Youre, Vaultboy, Jackson Wang, Olakira, Jada, Christopher, Peder Elias, Clara Mae + more.
Most recently, Ryan also signed ‘Gatton – When Scars Become Art’ as Stellar Trigger’s first label deal – repositioning the traditional rightsholders in the music industry to include music marketing agencies – a new take on ‘label’, with a core aim to help grow artists.
Emilie Skovgaard Sørensen (30), Music Supervisor, Nordisk Film
Emilie is a music supervisor at Nordisk Film Production where she works with everything related to music. She’s involved in the whole process of finding and licensing music in film and series from early stages of script to final mix.
Nordisk Film Production has branches in Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo, and includes Nordisk Film Series and Creative Alliance. Emilie started the first music supervision department in the company in 2021, when she convinced them that it was a good idea to have an inhouse music supervisor. She’s passionate about making the film industry open and aware of all the possibilities of using music from a diverse range of artists.
She has worked on projects by a variety of directors amongst others Michael Noer, Paprika Steen, Milad Alami, Bille August, Ole Bornedal, Hella Joof, Anders Thomas Jensen and Malou Reymann. Her career started at an internship at Zentropa where she was trained by the two music supervisors Mikkel Maltha and Leslie Ming.
Outside her work as a music supervisor Emilie works as an artist manager for solo-artist Barbro (they/them). Barbro self-released an EP in 2021, and recently won the critics award ‘Hope of the year’ and the music publisher award ‘Roots of the year’ and have been playing the biggest festivals in Denmark.
Malika Mahmoud (26), Head of music/booking at Strøm, DJ, Promoter – Jasho Club, member of the nightlife- & music committee at the Copenhagen municipality.
With more than 6 years in the music industry Malika Mahmoud has established herself as a music curator, promoter, dj, activist and booker within the industry. Driven by her curiosity she has touch based with both the commercial and upcoming music scene. Mahmoud does not compromise with her activist ideology within any of her positions. Mahmoud always prioritizing pushing an anti-discriminating agenda within all the roles she’s worked whether it has been in her role as a project manager for Live Nation DK, Interning at Danmarks Radio P3 or through her DJ’ing.
In 2021 Mahmoud achieved a BA in Music Management from The Rhythmic Music Conservatory of Denmark. She has been on the advisory board for organizations such as Another Life and Trippin’(UK) and been consulting projects such as Københavns Frie promoter, Rap politics & UUMPHFF radio. Mahmoud is truly driven by uplifting upcoming talent and organization. She loves passing on her skills, which she also been doing through hosting DJ workshops for women & gender minorities for Future Female Sounds(2018)
Back in 2016 Mahmoud proved herself to be a young entrepreneur who put local DJ’s on the world map by making a nationally and internationally acknowledged music radio & community called MMHRADIO. MMHRADIO prioritized upcoming talent and niche music which weren’t represented elsewhere. Build on the idea she got when interning at NTS Radio(UK) in London the year before.
Today she uses all her experience within her current positions the main one being at Strøm festival where she recently became the head of music & booking. In February 2022 Mahmoud was both selected to become a member of the municipality of Copenhagen’s nightlife committee and music committee representing the Copenhagen music & club scene.
Together with artist N.E.Girl Malika has founded a bi-annual club night called Jasho Club. With Jasho Club their intentions have been to represent all the amazing music and genres created by people from the global majority
As an DJ artist Malika Mahmoud has played places such as – Karrusel Festival(DK), Roskilde Festival(DK), Kune Festival(DK), Half Moon Radio (US), Neo Perreo (US), Inkonst(SE), Bergen Kunsthall(NO), Ved Siden Af (DK), Retreat radio(SE) etc. Malika’s mixes and music selection are characterized by an ever expanding curiosity. She challenges the idea of singularity by jumping in tempo and genre, often mixing dancehall, hard drum, reggaeton, techno, dembow, amapiano, breaks all together in an expression of her ambiguity being Danish, Zanzibarian and Colombian”
Fumi Amao – (28), Co-Founder ‘Her Songs for Him’ / Artist, and Label Partnerships Manager Spotify
Fumi is born and raised in Stockholm, Sundbyberg and began working in the Swedish music industry in 2015. She has since then worked at TEN Music Group and at Universal Music Group. She currently works at Spotify as an Artist & Label Partnerships Manager and is a member of SLÄS – a collective of 6 women in the Swedish/UK music industry.
Last year SLÄs founded the songwriting camp ‘Her Songs For Him’ to lift up and facilitate a space for female producers and songwriters to work with male artists and encourage more male artist to expand their network of producers and songwriters.
Naftalem Tekle Ghiorghis (26), Creative, NAFT.se / Digital Marketing Coordinator, The Orchard Nordics
Naftalem Tekle Ghiorghis (26) started his career in the music industry by making artwork for artists under his creative imprint NAFT.se. After studying Media Entrepreneurship at Linneaus University, the 26-year-old Stockholm native managed to get an internship that later turned into a role as Jr Label Manager at Aloaded. After leaving Aloaded in 2020, Naftalem (26) started his role as Digital Marketing Coordinator at The Orchard. Working on projects for artists such as Naod, Marie Noreger, Jonathan Floyd, Mo Ayn, Nápoles, Hannes, Movits, Joalin, Oscar Blesson and many more.
Naftalem also simultaneously worked under his creative imprint NAFT.se and has collaborated creatively with some of Sweden’s biggest name in the Hip Hop genre such as Asme, 1.Cuz, ADAAM, Aden, Naod, K27 and E4an
Daniel Frölander (28), Brand Partnership Manager – Warner Music Sweden
28 year old Daniel Frölander studied Business and Economics at Uppsala University before pursuing a professional career within communication. Starting off as a public relations consultant and Strategic Project Manager at Stockholm based agency AWB, working with clients in the likes of Nike, Dr. Martens and Stockholm Museum of Modern Arts. In 2018 Daniel was recruited as the second employee to communications agency Redgert Comms where he held the position as Creative and Strategic Advisor. Working towards the vision of introducing large and traditional corporations to the new media landscape the agency grew to over 10 million in turnover in just over a year with clients such as Axfood, Nasdaq and Södra Skogen.
In 2019 he stepped over to Warner Music Sweden where he today works as Brand Partnership Manager. In supporting artists like Miriam Bryant, Cherrie, 1.Cuz and Anis Don Demina to find the right commercial partners, he has successfully created new revenue streams and taken a creative approach to positioning both artists and Warner Music on the market.
Emma Vikström (27), Senior Editor – Spotify
Emma Vikström started her career in the music industry at 19 when she joined Swedish Radio P3, where she hosted and produced radio music shows. Four years later in 2019, she joined Spotify as an editor specifically focusing on curating pop music for local and global audiences. Her key focus is working internationally with import and export of music from the Nordics out into the world, playing a helping hand in the global success of the next generation of Nordic artists, songwriters, and producers.
During the past three years at Spotify, she has persistently worked with music strategy and curation to solidify Nordics as the place where global hits and artists start their journeys, as well as representing an editorial voice on industry-changing projects such as the emerging new artists’ program RADAR and the global music initiative to advance gender equity in music, EQUAL.
Kedist Bezabih (30), Head of Music, International Rap festivals and touring – Goodlive Artists
Kedist Bezabih is an Oslo based concert and festival promoter working at Goodlive Artists in Germany, a role which she started August 1st 2022. There she leads the international rap/rnb department and is responsible for the international programming at one of Europe’s biggest hip hop festivals “Splash!”.
She studied cultural project management at Universitetet i Innlandet from 2014-2017. While at university she began as an intern at Goldstar Music while also working at the venue Parkteatret, Oya festival and the music program Red Bull Sound Select.
After finishing her degree, she joined Goldstar Music full-time as a promoter, staying on when the company became FKP Scorpio Norway in 2018. During her 5 years at FKP she worked with artists like Juice WRLD, Snoop Dogg, Conan Gray, Aitch, Mimi Webb, Trippie Redd, Jay Rock, Not3s, M Huncho, Yxng Bane, Duckwrth, Maleek Berry, Sam Ryder, Sega Bodega, Omar Apollo, Jay1 etc.
Celine Høye (28), Project Manager – Indie Recordings
Celine is 27 years old and has the role as Project Manager in the Norwegian rock and metal label Indie Recordings. From 2020 to 2021 she worked part time at Indie Recordings, while doing social media for bands like Skambankt and Djerv and finishing her bachelor’s in project management. She finished her degree May 2021 and started working full time at Indie Recordings June 1st, 2021.
Today she is a project manager for 19 artists / bands in the Indie Recordings rooster.
Despite her short time in the music industry, she has managed to stand out and quickly make a name for herself. Her artists now include award winning artists like Erlend Ropstad and Gaahls WYRD and critically acclaimed acts like Djerv, In Vain and Nordjevel. A big focus and part of her work is also developing emerging artists. One of the new acts she has worked on is the band Fixation, who before releasing their debut album has gained massive attention from leading international press like BBC, Kerrang! and Metal Hammer and played at festivals like The Great Escape (UK) Summer Breeze (DE) and Tons of Rock (NO).
Along with doing the project management for her bands/artists, Celine also has the main responsibility for publishing and sync in Indie Recordings / Indie Music Publishing. From fall 2021 she became a board member in the Norwegian Publishing Awards.
Viljar Siljan (27), Director – Blue Perspective Management
Viljar Siljan is the Director of artist management company Blu Perspective Management as well as a Managing Partner of music promotion company Love Street Music. Day to day, Viljar’s main focus is working with indie/soul artist Beharie and rock band brenn, developing their long-term careers, as well as working on establishing a company structure that easier allows for export of his artists’ music.
He cares strongly about creating an inclusive environment within the music industry, which in his opinion will make the industry even stronger. Viljar’s motivation for becoming a manager was always based on a fascination and respect for artists, and an urge to be an honest and stable partner for artists that he believed in. Since officially starting out as a manager in 2018, Viljar has helped three artists win Spellemann (Norwegian Grammy) – an impressive achievement in only 4 years.
Eric Elvenes (30), Co-founder of JB Music / A&R Manger, Idap Music / Musical Advisor – Enter.Art
Elvenes’ career started with a bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Management. He later got offered the position as an artist manager at Knirckefritt Management (Jaa9 & OnklP, Admiral P, Tommy Tee). During his time there he worked on the booking and management side as well as tour managing, planning, and producing events all around Norway. In late 2020 he was offered a position at Arctic Rights Management working with songwriters and producers.
Arctic Rights Management (ARM) is Norway’s largest indie publisher where Elvenes is A&R focusing on the Afrobeat, Dancehall, Hip Hop and RnB gernes and roster. He is also co-founder of the music company JB Music (Omar Noir, IMERIKA, Sondrey) representing artists, songwriters and producers with national and international ambitions and experiences.
In 2021 he became a part of the NFT platform company – Enter.Art/Enter.Audio team as a Musical Advisor. Focusing on boarding artists to the platform and collaborations.
Elvenes is also Co-founder of the PR Company – People & PR, where they work on brand partnerships, influencer marketing and sponsorship collaborations.
Elvenes now works as an A&R Manager for the LA-based music company called Idap Music (William “Nastykutt” Larsen,Lemaitre, Strawhatz, Running Lights). There he works with the roster and coordinates sessions, strategies, and signs new talent.
Nasra Artan (26), Co-Founder and A&R, 444
Nasra Artan, 26 years, born and raised in Oslo with passion for music from day 1. While completing her BA in business from BI Norwegian Business School she also started working as a DJ, a career that grew rapidly. After playing gigs all over Scandinavia and in the UK, she joined the National Rap Show at the NRK P3 channel as a DJ and radio host next to Tommy Tee.
In 2019 Nasra joined Warner Music Norway, where she started as an A&R assistent, then cordinator, and went from that to Junior A&R and finally A&R/Project manager. All within her first two years in the company.
While at Warner, Nasra worked with several of Norway’s known musicians, including the independent label Rolig Records. Nasra embarked on a new journey in the fall of 2021 when she left Warner and moved to London to complete her Master in Business. Alongside this, she co-founded her own independent management company called Triple Four (444) with Nikolaj Gloppen.
In the last year Nasra has been instrumental in the success of 18 year old producer Joe Stanley, who so far in 2022 has had a number 1 on the UK album charts (went silver in the UK in 3 months) with Central Cee’s mixtape “23”. Joe produced the song “Mrs” on the project.
He also recently went top 3 on the official German Album charts with his contribution on Reezy’s album and the track “STICKS & SEEDS” ft KALIM. Joe also co-produced «6AM in Brighton» by UK artist ArrDee.
Joe is credited and has worked on songs with established artists such as Rick Ross, Lil Durk, Jackboy, Central Cee and RUSS.
With a base in London and Oslo, Triple Four (444) aims to work and collaborate with international talents, while building the bridge between Nordic talents and international producers/writers. In the beginning of 2022, 444 set up a writing/producing camp in LA that lasted for 6 weeks, and saw countless of established and new producers/writers/artist working together.
Tobias Gaultier Teigen (30), CEO of Toothfairy
Tobias Gautier Teigen is the CEO of Toothfairy, an independent label and management company based in Sandvika, Norway. During his 7 years with the company, Tobias has played a vital part in building the company, the careers of Toothfairy’s impressive roster of artists, producers and songwriters, as well as the pulsating community of creatives in music, arts and media surrounding Sandvika, the studio complex Tanken, the live venue Folkebadet and the songwriting camp Bysongs. In the midst of the pandemic, while placing songs with big international artists such as Tiesto, ELIO, Audien, TAEMIN and VICTON, Tobias and Toothfairy has launched several of the most exciting new artists coming out of Norway such as Jonathan Floyd, Resa Saffa Park and RebMoe.
In addition to Toothfairy, Tobias is also the co founder and A&R at Toothfairy’s sister label Balance It Out and CEO of the publishing company Bysongs, best known for hosting some of the best producers and songwriters in the world annually at songwriting camps in Sandvika and Hamburg.
Eero Jääskeläinen (29), Program Manager at Allas Sea Pool, Korjaamo Culture Factory
Eero Jääskeläinen is the Program Manager for Allas Sea Pool (Venu of the Year at Music X Media Industry Awards) and Korjaamo Culture Factory. In the summer of 2021, he booked over 60 gigs for the central outdoor venue Allas Sea Pool in Helsinki, supporting the domestic field in a concrete and significant way. The venue played a crucial role in opening the Finnish live scene post-covid. Eero is also the booker for Korjaamo, culture center in the city center of Helsinki with a 650-capacity venue. In addition, Eero is a drummer in a rock band The Holy, that’s played over 200 shows including all major Finnish festivals and gigs across the Nordics and GSA, and showcases at Iceland Airwaves, Reeperbahn Festival, Eurosonic etc
Jannika Hovinen (28), Production Manager at All Day Agency
Jannika Hovinen is All Day Agency’s Production Manager and the pillar for countless artists. Before joining the All Day crew, she was working with multiple venues and festivals such as Konepajan Bruno, Nosturi and Flow Festival. Jannika takes her job with a wholesome passion, fair and inquisitive thinking, and has quickly taken more responsibility in her role at All Day. By making touring easier for artists, she is supporting the industry by keeping the wheels in motion. Right now, she is in charge of tour production for Yona, Sexmane, Jesse Markin, Hassan Maikal, Yeboyah, F, Elias Gould, Sofa, Kauriinmetsästäjät, MC Koo, New Ro, Nicole Willis, The Holy etc. Jannika works with both domestic and international productions. Jannika has a skill of providing a safe space for artists and enhancing their working environment, concentrating on the artists’ wellbeing. All Day Agency is known for working hard for their pronounced values: equality, professionality, happiness and learning.
Minna Koivisto (29), Label Manager and A&R at Johanna Kustannus / Universal Music Finland
Minna Koivisto is a Label Manager, A&R, producer and songwriter. They started as the Label Manager of Johanna Kustannus and A&R at Universal Music Finland in 2020 and in a short time they have lifted the label on a new level. In addition to merits as label manager and producer they are a loud speaker for equality and minorities in the music scene.
Minna’s career began with playing bass in Finnish teen pop sensation Robin Packalen’s band. They were the Music Director for e.g. Robin, Nelli Matula and Vilma Alina while working as a music producer. As a songwriter Minna is now signed to Universal Music Publishing Scandinavia and has collaborated with the likes of Madison Love, Phoebe Ryan, Cyndi Lauper, Amy Allen, Casey Smith, Fletcher, Whitney Phillips, Vesala and more. Minna also works closely with Finnish export artists Erika Sirola (Elektra Records, US) and Lxandra.
Minna’s projects in 2021 as Label Manager, A&R and producer have been acclaimed and awarded. The album of Yona “Uni johon herään” was awarded with both Emma (Finnish IFPI awards) and Teosto prizes (artistic excellence award by the Finnish PRO). Linda Fredriksson “Juniper”, that Minna produced, received the Emma and Teosto awards too. Minna was also awarded A&R Manager of the Year at Music x Media Industry Awards in 2021.
Since they started working at Johanna Kustannus, Minna has brought the label into a new chapter. In 2021 the label had multiple album releases charting in the Finnish top 10 and had a total of 9 nominations in the Finnish Grammy gala Emma Awards.
Karoliina Kanerva (29), Head of International, Warner Music Nordics
Karoliina Kanerva is known for her creative campaigns, profound skills in marketing and promotion, curiosity for trends and continued passion for music. During her years in Warner, Karoliina has shown strong professionality and played an important role in both breaking new international stars and strengthening the position of superstars across the Nordics. Karoliina has advanced with a rapid career trajectory. She started at Warner in January 2018 in promotion for international repertoire and was promoted to Label Manager in 2019. In 2020 she was promoted heading the international marketing team in Finland and the Baltics region and played a significant role in Warner to expand its label operations in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania.
In 2021 Karoliina was promoted to Head of International, Warner Music Nordics, a position that didn’t exist before her, and moved from Helsinki to Stockholm. In her current role she’s leading the international promotion & marketing teams of the entire Nordic -and Baltic regions. Since her start, she has continuously worked towards building a stronger and more unified regional international team.
Over the past year, Karoliina has been a driving force behind various international collaborations and export projects in the Nordics. Her work’s been crucial behind the local remixes of Ed Sheeran’s hit song 2Step in both Finland (Ellinoora) and in Sweden (1.Cuz) with both versions peaking on the top of the charts in their own markets. Moreover, she initiated the collaboration of Emma (Finnish Grammy) -nominated hit song Samma Gamla Vanliga Remix (A36, Cledos, ibe, Averagekidluke).
Karoliina possesses a Bachelor of Business Management degree majoring in Music Industry – and Event Management from London and has acquired a Master of Economic Science (International Finance) degree in Switzerland. Before joining Warner, Karoliina worked in international event production management in various projects globally, including the Formula 1 world.
Björk Hrafnsdóttir (29)
Björk Hrafnsdóttir is a cross-disciplinary art professional based in Reykjavík. She has a MA degree in Curatorial Practice from The Iceland University of the Arts where she focused on artistic collaborations between artists and curators as well as curatorial activism. As an art professional she has worked on various projects locally and internationally, focusing on intimate and cross-disciplinary collaborations in art, music and design.
As a curator who works with both musicians and artists she is dedicated to building a community where people can support and inspire each other through dialogue and practice.
From 2018 to 2020 she worked for the Irish musician Damien Rice where she organized and coordinated numerous international recording sessions as well as a creative group retreat in Italy for Damien Rice, Feist, Adrianne Lenker, Mariam Vallentin and more. Most recently she has been working as an independent art curator. Björk joined Icelandic publisher INNI in 2020 and has been involved with film and TV projects with Apple, Netflix, HBO, and manages the studios in Reykajvik,
Árni Hrafn Kristmundsson (29)
Árni Hrafn Kristmundsson studied at BIMM Berlin. He founded Klapp Management alongside Henný Frímannsdóttir in 2018. He has managed a number of respected Icelandic artists such as Warmland, Moses Hightower, Valdimar and viral sensation Daði Freyr.
Árni is currently Daði Freyr’s manager and is responsible for his day-to-day operations, music releases and tours. Árni Hrafn has also been a producer at a number of large music events in Iceland as well as managing music releases, music video productions and marketing for various artists. Árni Hrafn is one of the most promising music managers that Iceland has to offer.
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