Wise Music opens new office in Iceland


Wise Music Group announces the launch of Wise Music Iceland ehf in Reykjavik. This will be the first time a global publishing business has established a full publishing entity in the country. The new venture will allow Wise Music the opportunity to work even more closely with their existing Icelandic composers, and writers based in the country, including Ólafur Arnalds, Hugar, Eydís Evensen, Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Dustin O'Halloran, and allow it to build new relationships with writers and composers across all musical genres. Wise Music Iceland will be led by Inga Weisshappel who has been working for Wise Music in Iceland as Music Supervisor since the start of this year. In addition to her existing responsibilities Inga now becomes Wise Music’s lead point of contact in Iceland, and will liaise with composers, film and television production companies and STEF (the Icelandic collecting society). The new company will operate as a joint venture between two famous Wise Music businesses - Edition Wilhelm Hansen (EWH) and Bosworth Music GmbH. EWH will be responsible for the day-to -day running of the company and technical aspects such as finance and royalties. Bosworth will be the driving partner with regard to A&R and new signings. The launch of Wise Music Iceland was celebrated today at a party at the Ásmundarsalur performing arts venue in Reykjavik ahead of the start of the festival Iceland Airwaves.