Grappa Music

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Grappa Music
Founded 1983 (1983)
Founder Helge Westbye
Genre Various
Country of origin Norway
Location Oslo
Official website

Grappa Musikkforlag AS (established 1983 in Norway) is a Norwegian record label initiated and directed by Helge Westbye.[1] It is one of the oldest and biggest independent record companies in Norway today. The company represents prominent Norwegian artists, and the catalog consists of over 500 CD albums in all genres of music.[2]

The classic catalog is marketed through Simax Classics (1997–). Folk and world music released on Heilo label (1995–) was taken over by Grappa in 1995.[1] Besides representing the ECM catalog in Norway, Grappa is also engaged in several other music companies such as Barneselskapet, Blue Mood Records, Curling Legs and Rune Grammofon. Grappa has a close cooperation with the "Norsk Komponistforening" for the marketing of their Phonograms published on Aurora. Grappa is the Norwegian Music Publishing company with the most nominations for Spellemannprisen Awards.[2] Their DVD releases have also set Norwegian sales records.[2] Grappa is part of FONO.[3]



  1. ^ a b "Helge Westbye: Mr. Folkemusikk". 
  2. ^ a b c "Grappa Musikkforlag AS". Directory 
  3. ^ "Grappa Musikkforlag as". Archived from the original on 2013-04-12. 

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