Nordic Music Prize

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Not to be confused with Nordic Council Music Prize.
Nordic Music Prize
NMP logo.jpg
The Nordic Music Prize logo
Awarded for Best album from the Nordic Countries
Presented by WiMP
First awarded 2010
Official website http://nordicmusicprize.com/

The Nordic Music Prize is an annual award for the Best Nordic Album Of The Year, inspired by the Mercury Prize and introduced in 2010. The prize was initiated by the by:Larm conference in Norway. The first Nordic Music Prize was presented by the Prince Of Norway during by:Larm in Oslo in February 2011.[1]

The prize was created to create a stronger unity across the Nordic countries industry, to increase international interest and awareness of what the region has to offer musically and, to refocus on the full-length album as an art form.[1]

The winner is decided by a selection involving each Nordic country’s domestic recording industry, that lead to representatives converging on Oslo with a list of ten albums from their nation, and these are then whittled down to 12 final nominations. The final choice is made by a jury headed by Andres Lokko and composed of international journalists and label people.[1]

Jury[edit]

The Nordic Music Prize Committee[edit]

  • Ralf Christensen – Denmark
  • Niklas Elmér – Sweden
  • Ilkka Mattila – Finland
  • Audun Vinger – Norway
  • Arnar Eggert Thoroddsen – Iceland

Winners and nominees[edit]

one guitarist performing on stage
Jónsi won the inaugural edition in 2010
2011 winner Goran Kajfeš
2012 winners First Aid Kit
2013 winners The Knife
Year Winner Nominees Ref(s)
2010 Iceland Jónsi - Go [2]
2011 Sweden Goran Kajfeš – X/Y [2]
2012 Sweden First Aid KitThe Lion's Roar [3]
2013 Sweden The KnifeShaking the Habitual [4][5]
2014 Finland Mirel WagnerWhen the Cellar Children See the Light of Day [6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About Nordic Music Prize". Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "PREVIOUS WINNERS". Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "THE NOMINEES FOR BEST NORDIC ALBUM 2012 ARE:". Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "The nominees for best Nordic album 2013 are". Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Studarus, Laura (1 March 2014). "The Knife Wins the Nordic Music Prize". Under the Radar. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Phonofile Nordic Music Prize nominees announced". Music Finland. 11 February 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

Official website