Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdottir, former MD of Iceland Music Export, has been hired to be the programme director of NOMEX and starts her job full time on February 1st.
Anna will be working alongside the Icelandic, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian and Danish export offices and focusing on strengthening connections across the Nordic market, while establishing a Nordic brand for music.
Anna will also be developing collaborative relationships with companies in the travel industry to benefit artists, promoters and music fans alike, as well as working on Nordic music in the Nordic media, building awareness of original contemporary music from all five countries.
Gunnar Madsen, head of Rosa The Danish Rock Council, is the chairman of the NOMEX board: "It's exciting to have funding to strengthen the Nordic collaboration. We have been working together informally for years so this is a very pleasing development, which compliments the work that we are doing at the export offices in all of the countries.”
“We welcome Anna in her new role. She has a great deal of experience, both from working as a music manager in the past and PR person and consultant for brands like Iceland Airwaves and countless projects, as well as her latest job as MD at Iceland Music Export. Her knowledge and insight into the Nordic music scene will be helpful in establishing this new programme, which brings Nordic music the kind of platform that Films and Games have had for years.”
Anna Hildur will be based in London where she has lived for over 20 years but will spend a lot of her time in the different Nordic Capitals over the next few months.
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Tähtinen, 29, has been with Music Export Finland since December 2008, first overseeing marketing and communications, and managing operations in the UK and the USA, and later as the Acting Executive Director. Tähtinen joined Music Export Finland from Warner Music Finland.
“With this merger we’re creating an organization with exceptional and substantial skills and knowledge of Finnish music and the international music industry. It’s excellent that this top-tier team gets Tuomo as their leader. His energy, international expertise and co-operation skills will be instrumental in building the organization”, comments Music Finland’s Chairman of the Board, Pekka Sipilä.
“A whole new chapter is beginning as Music Finland starts getting into shape. The new organization is a wonderful combination of talent with international know-how and extensive knowledge of music and the music industry. We are now able to reach a wider clientele and offer a broader range of services to our clients and partners all around the globe. I’m extremely delighted and proud to be part of building Music Finland”, adds Tähtinen.
The operations of Music Export Finland and the Finnish Music Information Centre Fimic will be integrated into Music Finland during 2012. The founding members of Music Finland are the Copyright Society of Performing Artists and Phonogram Producers in Finland (Gramex), IFPI Finland, Finnish Music Publishers’ Association, Finnish Musicians' Union, Finnish Independent Labels Association (IndieCo), Finnish Society of Popular Music Composers and Authors (Elvis), Finnish Composers’ Copyright Society (Teosto), and the Society of Finnish Composers.
(source text: HERE)