Kraumur Music Fund

KRAUMUR MUSIC FUND

Aims to strengthen Icelandic musical life, primarily thorugh the support of emerging talent.

Kraumur music fund was established in 2008 the Aurora Charity Fund in support of Icelandic music and artists – with special attention given to new and emerging talent. The fund operates on both local and on international level, cooperates with various bodies within Iceland’s music sector and annually grants the Kraumur Music Awards for the best albums being released in Iceland.

“The Icelandic music scene is unique in many ways, especially due to the energy and spunk that characterise young musicians. The Sugarcubes and Björk pioneered the global explosion of Icelandic music, and many have followed in their footsteps with amazing results. Now the music coming from Iceland, and the vibrant music scene that the country has to offer, has become one of the strongest links in the promotion of the country and its people abroad. The unusual interplay of pop and classical music that we enjoy here can be a driving force in even further success of Icelandic music on an international level. The support of young musicians, and various forms of cooperation, creates stronger foundation for this new growth in the Icelandic culture.”
– Aurora Charity Fund founding statement on the establishment of Kraumur Music fund, January 2008.

 

Kraumur was originally established as a foundation limited to run as a three year project. During those years the fund worked with and supported over 50 Icelandic bands and solo artists in advancing their carries by providing professional assistance and direct financial support. The fund also launched its own projects that provided broader support and wider exposure of the Icelandic music scene.

IN 2011 the board of Aurora Charity Fund decided made the decision to extend the operation of Kraumur Music Fund. It now serves as a sub-foundation of Aurora and through it annually awards the Kraumur Music Awards.

Among Kraumur’s own projects are;

Kraumur Music fund has worked with and supported the following artists:

Adhd, Agent Fresco, Angist, Anna Þorvaldsdóttir, Amiina, Árstíðir, Bang Gang, Borgar Magnason & Reykjavík Sinfonia, Bryndís Jakobsdóttir, Daníel Bjarnason, Celestine, Dead Skeletons, Dikta, Duo harpverk, Einar Scheving, Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir, Endless Dark, Feldberg, FM Belfast, For a Minor Reflection, Gyða Valtýsdóttir,Hafdís Bjarnadóttir, Hamrahlíðarkórinn, Hjaltalín, Kalli, Kammerkór Suðurlands, Lay Low, Leaves, Mugison, Mammút, Mono Town, Mógil, Nordic Affect, múm, Of Monsters and Men, Ourlives, Ólafur Arnalds, Ólafur Björn Ólafsson, Ólöf Arnalds, Pascal Pinon, Ragnheiður Gröndal, Retro Stefson, Rökkurró, Sin Fang, Skakkamanage, Skúli Sverrisson & Óskar Guðjónsson, Sóley, Sólstafir, Stafnbúi: Rímur, Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson and Who Knew

Kraumur has supported and/or operated workshops in collaboration with the the following events

The following artists have received the Kraumur Music Awards:

ADHD, Agent Fresco, Alvia Islandia, Amiina, Anna Þorvaldsdóttir, Anna Guðný Guðmundsdóttir, Apparat Organ Quartet, asdfhg, Ásgeir, Bloodgroup, Börn, Cell7, Daníel Bjarnason, DJ flugvél & geimskip, Ég, FM Belfast, GKR, Grísalappalísa, Gunnar Andreas Kristinsson, Gyða Valtýsdóttir, Hekla Magnúsdóttir, Helgi Hrafn Jónsson, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Hjaltalin, Hugi Guðmundsson, Ísafold, Jónas Sigurðsson & ritvélar framtíðarinnar, Just Another Snake Cult, Hjaltalín, Kippi Kanínus, Kælan mikla, Lay Low, Mammút, Morðingjarnir, Moses Hightower, Mr. Silla, Misþyrming, Nolo, Ojba Rasta , Óbó (Ólafur Björn Ólafsson), Ólöf Arnalds, Páll Ívan frá Eiðum, Pétur Ben, Pink Street Boys, Retro Stefson, Reykjavík!, Samaris, Sin Fang, Sóley, Teitur Magnússon og Tonik Ensamble