Hilmar Þór Birgisson, Margrét Júlíana Sigurðardóttir and Jón Gunnar Þórðarson visited the NetEase headquarters in China.

Mussila Music School Distributed in China

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Elín Harpa.

Who’s New to Us?

13 Sep “We’ve sought to find the newest artists in the Reykjavík music community and to provide a stage for them to showcase,” explains James Cox, music coordinator at Hlemmur Square who co-hosts a new intimate concert series, New to Us, at Hlemmur Square, with bar manager Halldór Viðar Hjaltested.

Ed Sheeran at Laugardalsvöllur arena Saturday night.

Ed Sheeran’s Concert in Pictures

12 Aug A total of about 50,000 people, or almost 14 percent of the Icelandic nation, attended Ed Sheeran’s concerts in Reykjavík on Saturday and Sunday nights.

The stage being prepared.

Fifty-Five Containers Coming with Ed Sheeran

6 Aug Fifty-five containers of equipment, including lights, a sound system and a stage, are coming to Iceland with Ed Sheeran for this weekend’s concerts.

Hildur Guðnadóttir.

Had to Fight to Earn Trust

20 Jul Icelandic composer and cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir has been nominated for an Emmy award for the music she composed for the TV series Chernobyl.

Only five weeks to go till Ed Sheeran performs in Iceland.

Ed Sheeran Store to Open Prior to Concerts

4 Jul “The excitement in society is up. People know this is approaching.”

Nasarus, fighting the biting midges.

First Song about Biting Midges Released

2 Jul The first Icelandic song about biting midges has just been released.

Costantino Carrara, playing the grand piano in Fáskrúðsfjörður, the East Fjords.

‘Stairway to Heaven’ in Fáskrúðsfjörður - Video

20 May Residents of the village of Fáskrúðsfjörður, the East Fjords, population 662, gathered by the harbor recently to watch Italian pianist and composer Constantino Carrara perform.

Hatari band members, waving a banner in the colors of the Palestinian flag.

Hatari's Display of Palestinian Flag Causes Controversy

20 May “We have not received anything from EBU [the European Broadcasting Union], and we’ll wait and see whether that happens.”

Hatari made it to the grand final.

Hatari Qualifies for Eurovision Grand Final

15 May For the first time since 2014, Iceland has qualified for the Eurovision grand final, scheduled for Saturday night in Tel Aviv, Israel.

These fans of the band Hatari, representing Iceland at Eurovision, insist that life does have a purpose, despite Hatari's lyrics.

Life Has Purpose, Hatari Fans Insist

8 May Anticipation is mounting in Iceland for the Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, May 14-18.

Mat­hi­as Ju­lien Spoerry, Ella Vala Ármanns­dótt­ir and their son, Yoan Þröstur.

Fired up about Wood-Fired Oven

28 Apr People in North Iceland are in for a treat.

Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson.

Víkingur Heiðar Receives Top Prize

11 Apr “I’m deeply touched to receive these important awards for my Bach album, and I appreciate how well it has been received.”

Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson is undoubtedly Iceland's biggest classical music star.

Víkingur Heiðar nominated for BBC Music Magazine award

23 Jan Icelandic pianist Víkingur Heiðar is nominated for the BBC Music Magazine Awards for his latest solo album where he performs works by Johann Sebastian Bach. The voting is open until February 19th.

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A lifetime bracelet for Iceland Airwaves

9 Nov Ever since Iceland Airwaves was held for the first time in 1999, David Fricke, editor of Rolling Stone and Leigh Lust, who has worked in the music industry for three decades, have attended. At this year's festival they were honoured with a "lifetime bracelet" to the festival.

Júníus Meyvant is the stage name of Unnar Gísli Sigurmundsson who grew up in the Westman Islands on the South coast of Iceland.

Icelandic artist Júníus Meyvant signs with Glassnote Records

9 Nov Júníus Meyvant has released a brand new single entitled ‘Let It Pass’. The track is the latest to be taken from his forthcoming second album ‘Across The Borders’ which is set for release on Jan 25th 2019 via Record Records / Glassnote.

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