FKP Scorpio fortifies its Norwegian division by acquiring Nordic Live, Norway’s largest independent agency

Oslo / Hamburg: FKP Scorpio, one of Europe’s leading festival and concert promoters, has taken a majority stake in Oslo-based Nordic Live AS. The agency was founded in 2017 by Erica Leypoldt, Kim Nordbæk, Ottar Schanke Eikum and Joël Schwalenstöcker, formerly at Live Nation, Ultimat Artist, Mentometer and TimeOut Agency. Nordic Live represents 60+ domestic and international acts, and the acquisition offers FKP domestic rosters across the Nordic region.

“We have been able to carve out a decent slice of the Norwegian market in just a few years as one of the very few remaining independents. We have done everything ourselves and our own way, but once we met with FKP Scorpio, we immediately knew this was the right partnership to take the company to the next level” says Nordic Live’s founders in a joint statement.

Nordic Live’s domestic roster, including artists like Alan Walker, Ina Wroldsen and Gabrielle, did more than a 1000 shows in 2019, amounting to a total turnover of 80+ MNOK. FKP Scorpio Norway has since its foundation promoted shows across Norway with the likes of Bon Iver, Tame Impala, Biffy Clyro and Brad Paisley. Nordic Live will collocate with head promoter Stian Pride and his team at FKP Scorpio Norway over the course of 2020.

„We are very happy about our teaming up with Nordic Live and the merger with our already strong team in Norway. Their local artist roster will complement our portfolio and will strengthen FKP Scorpio’s importance for the local Norwegian music scene as a reliable partner. We are very excited about the future prospects of our Norwegian branch.”, states FKP Scorpio’s executive director Folkert Koopmans.

For more information, the following contacts are available:
Norway: Joël Schwalenstöcker – joel@nordiclive.no
Germany: Katja Wittenstein - katja.wittenstein@fkpscorpio.com
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