Bandimal’s animals make music fun for kids
Children love making music, but there are more ear-friendly alternatives than banging on pots and pans. Finnish music composition app Bandimal lets children create their own catchy tunes without any musical knowledge.
Maria Kalaniemi strikes a royal chord in Sweden
Finnish accordion artist Maria Kalaniemi has been chosen as a member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
Finnish orchestra awarded for carbon-neutral goal
Lahti Symphony Orchestra has won the Classical:NEXT 2018 Innovation Award for its efforts to mitigate climate change by becoming carbon neutral.
Mimmit big deal for the small in Japan
Finnish children’s musical group and brand Mimmit has signed a deal with Japanese licensing agency Gaia.
Musopia makes FourChords easy with Yamaha
Finnish music software development studio Musopia has partnered with Yamaha Guitars to include its FourChords mobile app in Yamaha’s GigMaker beginners package.
Kaija Saariaho awarded for “extraordinary” musical contribution
Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho has received the BBVA Foundation’s Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Contemporary Music category.
Alma chases highs at MTV Europe Music Awards
Finland’s hottest international pop star Alma was one of the Worldwide Act winners, and she also won the title of the Best Finnish Act of the year.
Finnish band Naryan signs global distribution deal
Progressive rock band Naryan, hailing from Tampere, has been signed by the independent Irish rock label Progressive Gears (PRG).
Alma’s Chasing Highs is top stuff in UK
Alma is gaining momentum: now, the UK’s largest radio channel BBC Radio One has chosen Chasing Highs by Finnish pop singer Alma for its A List.
Tampere Jazz Happening awarded for adventure
Finnish jazz festival Tampere Jazz Happening is the winner of the 6th EJN Award for Adventurous Programming by the Europe Jazz Network (EJN).