84 artist are ready for the upcoming by:Larm in Bergen, Scandinavia’s largest music convention. For four days in February, up and coming artist from Norway and abroad will perform in front of the entire Norwegian music industry, as well as a growing international congregation.
Whether they came to spot the new Röyksopp or not, last year’s by:Larm in Trondheim had the largest international attendance ever. More than 100 representatives from media, concert agencies, promotion, booking and record labels attended the seminars, debate forums and the many showcases at Trondheim's club scene. This year, the organisers are trying even harder.
“We are actively promoting by:Larm within the European music business as the event where the international music environment can gather, says Erlend Mogård-Larsen, leader of by:Larm.
As part of this strategy, the conference’s main language is English, and a limited number of foreign artist will be presented at next year by:Larm in Bergen 12 – 15 February. This way, foreign record companies can present their artists, who will compete with their Norwegian counterparts for the attractive awards (equivalent to British’s Mercury Music Award).
Monday 1 December was that last day for “early bird” registration. The fee for attending by:Larm depends on the time of registration.
The by:Larm conference started out in Trondheim, Norway in 1998, and many of the artists who were completely unknown, have since stepped into the limelight of national, as well as international media as well as music lovers’ attention. Röyksopp, Cato Salsa Experience, Jaga Jazzist, Kings Of Convenience, Sondre Lerche, Ricochets, and Tungtvann are some of the artists whom performed at by:Larm at early stages of their career.
Easier to keep in touch
New this year is an online database with information about registered delegates. Everyone registered will receive a password, which gives access to a searchable information bank. It makes it easier to arrange meetings, keep updated on other participants, and stay in touch with new contacts. The database will be opened just after New Year.
Next year’s line up is:
Boy named Sue, Agnethe VR, Anja, Audrey Horne, Bazooka Boppers, Belinda, Bourbon Flame, Clown, Cocktail Slippers, Colman´s Starch, Cranleigh, El Corazon, Elektrofant, Elekto Ompaniet, FipPelektormonic, Gisli, Gork, Groan Alone, Heidi Marie Vesterheim, Helen Eriksen, Herr Nilsson, Ida Maria Børli Sivertsen, In Sweikx, Io, John´s Epic, Johnny Hide, Kid Andersen, Komodo, Lars Horntveth, MAO, Marianne Creegan, Mindgrinder, Molo Africa, Navy Electre, Octavia Sperati, Oslo Atletico, Palermo, PASS-IT Records (Div. artister), Poze, Professor Pez, Quintrophenia, Robert Post, The Sellick Maneuver, Sleepyard, Spetakkel, Spön, Steady Steele, Tetsuo, The Indikation, Thom Hell, Tine Ågotnes, Vajas, Wicked Vegard, Wyruz, Andreas Segrov band, Asstronaut, Autotune, Black Jackets, Bonk, Datarock, Dharma, Disiplin, Don Juan Dracula, Elvin Friendly, Evil Tordivel, Frode Fivel, Hanne Hukkelberg, Julian Berntzen, Karl Barx, Kulta Beats, Lionheart Brothers, Lorraine, Lukestar, Mathias Tellez with Foliage, Milestone Refinery, Null$katte$nylterne, Orango, Side Brok, Subway Safari, The Gin & Tonic Youth, Tranquil, Unknown Joe, Vaiping, Washington, Wholy Martin