Nordic music companies and songwriters introduced to the Los Angeles music industry

Nordic Music Trade Mission introduced 26 Nordic music companies and 11 Nordic songwriters to the Los Angeles music market in April 23-27, 2018. 

The Trade Mission is an annual joint effort of Nomex, the network of Nordic music export offices: Export Music Sweden, Iceland Music, Music Export Denmark, Music Finland and Music Norway.

The program introduced the delegation to the US industry with conversations about music licensing, tv, film and trailer music supervision, publishing and A&R, three networking events and five company visits. The Guild of Music Supervisors hosted one day of content about music supervision, visit to Fox Music and TV, as well as a networking evening with their members and the Nordic delegation. The Consulate General of Finland in Los Angeles hosted the Nordic Music Trade Mission kick-off reception with more than 130 guests from Los Angeles coming to meet the Nordic delegation. The generous companies that invited the group for an office visit this year were Kobalt & AWAL, Fox Music, Notting Hill Publishing, Angry Mob and Hit The Ground Running Music Supervision and Pusher Music.

"NOMEX is a great initiative that I would highly recommend anyone in the music industry to attend" Robin Jenssen, EKKO Music Rights Europe 

Los Angeles is one of the world’s most important centres for the entertainment industries. The music industry is strongly affected by and connected to the film, tv, trailer and digital media industries.

For the first time, in conjunction with the trade mission, Nordic Sounds songwriting master-class showcased the talent of women and brought upcoming artists, songwriters and producers from the Nordic region to Los Angeles for a three-day songwriting camp and master class. The songwriters collaborated for three days of co-writes and concluded to a master-class session with 5 publishing and label A&R Executives including Atlantic Records, Kobalt, Prescription Songs and Spotify’s (Secret Genius) songwriter relations and a listening session joined with all the Nordic Music Trade Mission delegates.

"The Nordic Music Trade Mission increases your relevance in the music business and increases your business potential in international markets" - Soffia Jonsdottir, Iceland Sync Management

The trade mission program and production was coordinated by Maria Gonzales (Yard Noise) and the song camp and master-class by Paige Parsons (Atlas Music Publishing). Partners in the project were The Guild of Music Supervisors, The Consulate General of Finland in Los Angeles, Consulate General of Iceland in NYC, Consulate General of Sweden in San Francisco, Norwegian Consulate General in San Francisco and Nordic[LA]. The project is funded by The Nordic Culture Fund

Trade Mission in numbers:

  • 26 Nordic music companies from Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden
  • 42 local music industry contacts introduced to the Nordic delegation within the program
  • approx. 180 local music industry contacts attended the networking events within the trade mission

Song camp in numbers:

  • 11 Nordic artists and songwriters
  • 16 US artists and songwriters
  • 17 co-written songs
  • 6 label and publishing A&R executives introduced to the Nordic participants  

Full list of trade mission delegates and their introductions can be found here.


"Nordic Music Trade Missions are very inspiring and work as the perfect mix of 'Nordic industry bonding' and extension of ones existing business contact network. Always something to look forward to" - Peo Nylén, Cosmos Music Publishing AB, Sweden

The Nordic Music Trade Mission opened new doors for us and helped us make valuable new connections in the US market” - Lars Jakob Rudjord, Fyrlyd Records