Marked for Musikk is Norway’s largest annual showcase event where professional artists present concerts aimed at young audiences (0-18 years). Concert organisers can in the space of three days watch, assess and book concerts well suited for this audience. The intention behind the event is that more young audiences will experience high quality concerts by giving bookers from culture houses, festivals and The Cultural Schoolbag (programme for concerts/arts in schools) efficient access to such concerts.
Marked for Musikk is also a significant arena for professionals and artists to exchange knowledge and expand their networks.
The event is a collaboration between Vestfold and Telemark County Council, Larvik Municipality and Kulturtanken (Arts for Young Audiences Norway) with the first event taking place in 2010.
2024 will be an exciting and different year for Marked for Musikk, but also for the whole country, since Bodø and Nordland county is the European Capital of Culture! Marked for Musikk will make a guest appearance in Bodø as a part of the cultural calendar of Bodø2024, and will be held in Bodø september 16th-19th, together with YAMsession. Marked for Musikk was host to YAMsession (Young Audiences Music Session) in 2016 and 2021, which is a part of Jeunesses Musicales’ activities and offers concert showcases, talks, networking, and more for professional colleagues across Europe. This success will be repeated in Bodø in 2024! Marked for Musikk and YAMsession 2024 is organized by Nordland County Council and Bodø Municipality.