MIC’s Listen to Norway promotional programme now sees a substantial increase in the number of titles shipped to its recipients all over the world. Twice as many records are now included in the promotional programme, all of which are now profiled and presented on our site.
Finally, all of the latest titles of this year’s first round of LTN titles are now available on the web. Presentations of no less than 62 records spanning from R’n’B to contemporary to free-jazz to hip-hop and everything in-between complete with background info and downloadable audio is now available at mic.no/english.
Twice a year, MIC ships out parcels of the latest central Norwegian releases to more than 250 recipients around the world. With solid assistance from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, journalists, media representative, organisation officials, researchers and others are supplied with extensive packages of records and artist profiles. The selected releases represent this year's strongest releases within their genres and make up for an impressive cross section of Norwegian cultural life.
Increased government funding means that the number of titles included in the LTN shipments now are increased substantially. Earlier, a standard shipment typically included some 30-35 titles, now MIC is shipping out nearly twice as many records. This gives us not only an opportunity to better present the strengths and qualities of the Norwegian music scene but also to include releases that previously were exempted from the programme i.e. (historically significant) anthologies, compilations and records released on foreign labels.
A full overview of all 62 titles in the last LTN shipment can be found here.
A couple of highlights from the latest round of LTN presentations:
Ane Brun: A temporary dive
Mental Overdrive: 083
Nils Økland: Bris
Majorstuen: Jorun Jogga
Solveig Slettahjell: Pixiedust
Urban Connection: UC3
Eirik Raude: I Ching
Ståle Kleiberg: Requiem for the victims of Nazi persecution
Kristiansand Symphony Orhcestra: Sigurd Lie
Read more on the Listen to Norway promotional programme here.