Bandimal’s animals make music fun for kids

August 14, 2018

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

June 13, 2018

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

May 24, 2018

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

April 26, 2018

Finnish children’s musical group and brand Mimmit has signed a deal with Japanese licensing agency Gaia.

Musopia makes FourChords easy with Yamaha

March 1, 2018

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

February 22, 2018

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

November 15, 2017

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

September 20, 2017

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

July 25, 2017

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

April 25, 2017

Finnish jazz festival Tampere Jazz Happening is the winner of the 6th EJN Award for Adventurous Programming by the Europe Jazz Network (EJN).

Flow Festival named one of Europe’s best

April 4, 2017

The Guardian has listed Helsinki’s annual Flow Festival as one of the best music festivals in Europe.