Brak is a non-profit artist & music business development center aiming to support musicians, bands, venues, promoters and other music business on the west coast of Norway.
Braks goal is to help build more knowledge about the administrative part of making, communicating and selling music. We help our members with anything from how to run a business, artist promotion, funding applications, tour organizing and starting a festival, among other things. Brak provides counseling, seminars and workshops.
The organization is government funded and independently run.
We will be more than happy to share contact information or answer any questions you might have about the music industry in the region, in Bergen in particular or Norway in general!
Vill Vill Vest
Vill Vill Vest is a festival for new music, showcasing about 70 emerging Norwegian artists, situated in the beautiful city of Bergen on the west coast of Norway. The festival runs three days from 09th to 11th of November 2023 on 8 venues within walkable distance. Vill Vill Vest is attended by the music industry looking for talents as well as new business partners. Brak presents a conference featuring insightful panels, topical debates and keynote lectures.
Around 500 delegates attend the festival and conference, including extraordinary activities for the delegates such as the delegate cruise, funicular ride to mount Fløyen and early morning swims in the outdoor pool at Nordnes sjøbad.
Bergen Songs by Brak is an annual songwriting camp that was held for the first time in April 2016. Bergen Songs is an arena where new and established songwriters and producers develop their skill and networks for future expansion of their career.
A number of songs created at the camp has been released. You can check out some of them here.