FAQ

DOES BY NORSE SIGN ARTISTS FROM THE U.K. OR EUROPE OR FROM ANYWHERE ELSE ON THIS PLANET?
By Norse is a platform for Norwegian Art, Music, literature, film and culture. That basically answers it, right? But hey, things can change, the only constant is change. We would probably sign a moose if it shared our vision and we thought its exceptional.

WHAT ARE BY NORSE’S CRITERIA FOR SIGNING NEW ARTISTS ?
You must be Norwegian – if haven’t read the above, at least for now. We are devoted to focusing on Norwegian artists, however we will evaluate each contribution individually based on their message and  overall package.

WHERE DO I SEND MY DEMOS/SINGLES/CD’S ETC. ?
Preferably to another label with a smaller roster and/or more time to process such items. We are sorry to say that we do not accept unsolicited demo submissions. We don’t have enough time or hands to properly process all of the packages we receive (who sends packages in 2016 anyway still…?) Rather than waste your time and energy, we strongly discourage you from sending us your demo/single/cd etc. unless we have sought you out and requested one. Thank you.

HOW ABOUT IF I SEND YOU LINKS TO MY MP3’S OR WEB PAGES THEN?
We appreciate that many talented artists, including you, are trying to be heard by us and think we are THE label to be on, but sending us email about your MP3 files is not the way to do it. When people get pushy with us, we tend to ignore them and since MP3 fill up our mailbox and we have to call our IT person (before morning coffee) and make him clean up our mailbox, you have a bad start with us already.

And hey, if this means we run the risk of missing out on some tremendous new talents, so be it. You’ve probably missed out on something really great once or twice before in your life, didn’t you?!

HOW DO I GET PROMOTIONAL COPIES OF NEW RELEASES FOR MY BLOG/MAGAZINE/SCHOOL, PAPER/CONSPIRACY-OBSESSES NEWSLETTER?
Great! But hey, we live in a digital ag and therefore, yes, correct, promotional copies are digitally sent to you. If you are not on our promo list then contact info@bynorse.com to be added. If you feel you miss out on your favourite release and want it so badly in your collections you support your favourite band, no? At least, we do. If you really need a physical copy, write an email to info@bynorse.com, stating an exceptional reason why you need one of our top notch products.

I’VE GOT A SHOW ON A RADIO STATION AND I WANT FREE STUFF. WHO DO I CONTACT?
That’s great! Just send an email to info@bynorse.com and tell us who you are interested in and which channel you are from and we will have a look at it after lunch.

I’VE JUST MADE A LOW BUDGET/STUDENT FILM AND I WANT TO USE SOME BY NORSE MUSIC TO SHOW THE MOVIE AT FILM FESTIVAL WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Send an email to info@bynorse containing the following information;

Address:
Telephone Number:
Email Address:
Name of University (if applicable):
Title of your film/project:
Song title:
Performed by:
Written by:
Published by:
From which record:
Length of song use:
Describe your film (in 50 words or less):
Describe the scene in which the song is used:
What types of places will the film be shown at?
Which territories do you require?
What was the film’s budget?
Can you send us a clip, or a copy of the film?

Proposed Release date:
Allow for a minimum of one to two weeks for us to process your request. Please don’t take for granted that we will give you a permit just because you think your film is worthy of an Oscar – even though we wish for you to exactly win that! No, we don’t really care if you are the next Tarantino or the current one, you still need a permit. A signed contract from us allowing you to use the music within agreed parameters, gives you that permit. Torrent behaviour is not the way to go in 2016. Thank you.

WHOM DO I CONTACT ABOUT USING BY NORSE’S MUSIC IN A STUDIO, FILM, TELEVISION PROGRAM OR ADVERTISEMENT?
Same as above

WHO DISTRIBUTES BY NORSE MUSIC?
First and foremost yes, we have distribution and yes, digital and physical. The planet is not all digital yet, dear fellow Northern Europeans. Our partners depend on the territory. All of them great partners. We inform you more detailed if its of need for you.

I’M HAVING A PROBLEM WITH ORDERING SOMETHING FROM THE BY NORSE STORE WHOM SHOULD I CONTACT?
Please send all customer service questions, complaints and other issues to merch@aisamerch.com, and they will handle your problem faster than George R. R Martin kill characters in Game of Thrones.

I’VE GOT AN ISSUE WITH A MISSING AND/OR DAMAGED MAIL ORDER OR ANY OTHER ISSUE WITH BY NORSE MUSIC –WHOM CAN I YELL AT?
Please contact info@bynorse.com