By Norse was founded by Einar Selvik (Fimbulljod Productions, Wardruna), Ivar Bjørnson (Peersen Production AS, Enslaved, BardSpec) and Simon Füllemann (AISA – All Independent Service Alliance LLC, All Access Agency).
By Norse is a platform for Norwegian Art, Music, literature, film and culture.
HOW DID BY NORSE BEGIN? WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE?
By Norse was founded by Einar Selvik (Fimbuljod Productions, Wardruna), Ivar Bjørnson (Peersen Production AS, Enslaved, BardSpec) and Simon Füllemann (AISA – All Independent Service Alliance LLC, All Access Agency).
The idea is to use By Norse as a platform to push Norwegian Art, Music, literature, film and culture. Pretty cool, hu?
This idea came to live sometime in late spring 2015 when we decided to release the Skuggsja project on CD and therefore do a release show. We wanted to do this release show a little bit different than usual. That s where it all started and took shape. We added other bands, then we realized that its also Enslaved 25 years to celebrate, so we thought, hey it is absolutely perfect to celebrate it all together in batch. And so we did.
In the fall we got the idea of creating our own beer, mainly for the release show event. And so we did – together with Bryggehus and Voss Bryggeriet and launched it with the event.
The discussion about having a label started already way earlier than this whole By Norse concept by the way. Way back when we were kids and dreamt of our own company and played our favourite records while playing on self made fake instruments.
We decided to go for it this Winter. It just all made sense. And this is just the start….
IS BY NORSE HIRING?
No. That would require one of us suffering a serious injury or converting to mainstream pop culture, both are highly unlikely at this point. We will update this section if the most unlikely case us turning into a mainstream pop culture label ever happens.
DOES BY NORSE HAVE AN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM?
Yup, if you are in the Bergen area you can come work for us. Send your resume, CV and personal reason for wanting to work for free, paid or whatever, to Nygårdsgaten 2 5015, Bergen, Norway. You have to be living in the area or be exceptionally good at something if you live anywhere else on the planet.
WHO OWNS BY NORSE?
By Norse Music is owned by the three of us, Einar, Ivar and Simon.