Hokuo Music Fest brings Nordic music to Japan

The annual Nordic music trade mission Hokuo Music Fest takes place in Tokyo between November 13-16 with a delegation of 31 companies, three bands and five songwriters.

Since 2013, Music Finland has organized Hokuo Music Fest in collaboration with Export Music Sweden, Music Export Denmark, Music Norway and Iceland Music Export. In 2018, Hokuo Music Fest will again bring together Nordic and Japanese music companies representing different genres and sectors of the industry. 

Hokuo Music trade mission connects Nordic music professionals with their Japanese counterparts, facilitates networking and meetings between the Nordics and the Japanese, and builds Nordic music companies’ export capacity and market knowledge of Japan.

The Nordic delegation consists of 31 companies and other organisations (managements, labels, publishers, agents and export offices), five Nordic songwriters and three Nordic metal bands. See Hokuo Music's entire Nordic delegation in this PDF document


Hokuo Music Fest will be organized between November 13-16. The Nordic delegation would like to welcome all Japanese music professionals to

  • Hokuo Music Trade Day
  • Hokuo Loud Night
    -Metal showcase by Hokuo Music with Creativeman
    -On Friday the 16th at 18.00 (Space ODD, 2-11, Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0033)
    -Bands: Arion (Finland), The Heard (Sweden), H.E.R.O. (Denmark)

Hokuo Music Fest also consists of

  • Hokuo Music Reception at the Swedish Embassy (by invitation only)
  • Hokuo Music Song Camp with Sony Music Publishing Japan (song camp with five Nordic and 10 Japanese songwriters and producers)
  • Hokuo Music Seminar (for Nordic delegation only)

Your Hokuo Music contact in 2018:

Watch music videos by the showcase bands at Hokuo Loud Night: