Ragnar Bjarnason.

Ragnar Bjarnason, Beloved Singer, Dies at Age 85

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Hildur Guðnadóttir.

Icelandic Composer Receives Emmy Award

16 Sep 2019 Last night, Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir won an Emmy award for her score to the HBO series Chernobyl at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.

Björk on stage at the Shed, along with the  flute septet Viibra.

Björk’s Cornucopia Concerts Huge Success

4 Jun 2019 “I feel like I’m still making pop music, but with an extension in every direction.”

Arnar Eggert Thoroddsen, on a Reykjavík Music Walk.

Reykjavík Music Walk/Talk

30 May 2019 If you’re interested in the Icelandic music scene, you might enjoy visiting some of the landmark sites of Iceland’s pop and rock history.

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

Hatari's Display of Palestinian Flag Causes Controversy

20 May 2019 “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 2019 For the first time since 2014, Iceland has qualified for the Eurovision grand final, scheduled for Saturday night in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Hatari, at the opening ceremony party Saturday night.

Will Hatari Prevail?

13 May 2019 Iceland’s representatives at the Eurovision song contest this year in Tel Aviv, Israel, have received great attention, mbl.is reports.

The new song is from her upcoming album, "Constantly in love."

Sólveig Matthildur releases stunning new music video

26 Mar 2019 Artist Sólveig Matthildur, who forms one third of dark wave band Kælan mikla but also has a blossoming solo career has released a stunning video to her song Utopian Girl.

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Hatari win music award and address Iceland's Prime Minister

14 Mar 2019 The Icelandic Music Awards took place with rapper Elli Grill winning album of the year, GDNR best female artist and Hatari, Iceland's Eurovision hopefuls winning the award for performer of the year. True to form, Hatari addressed Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir in their speech of thanks.

Sólveig Matthildur celebrates release of new album with a concert

13 Mar 2019 Icelandic artist Sólveig Matthildur will be performing her new and second album, Constantly in love at Gaukurinn in central Reykjavik this Saturday.

Catch Kælan mikla on Friday night.

Kælan mikla in concert tomorrow night

24 Jan 2019 On Friday January 25th dark wave band Kælan mikla will perform at Gaukurinn to celebrate the release of their new album.

Kári Egilsson.

Young Icelandic jazz pianist awarded in New York

16 Dec 2018 Sixteen-year-old Kári Egilsson received the ASCAP Foundation Desmond Child Anthem Award at the Lincoln Centre on Wednesday night.

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A lifetime bracelet for Iceland Airwaves

9 Nov 2018 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 2018 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.

"It's the soul of the record shop that matters," saysLárus Jóhannesson, who owns 12 Tónar with Jóhannes Ágústsson.

Iceland's 12 Tónar selected greatest record store in the world

23 Oct 2018 Music magazine NME (New Musical Express) just published an article on a new book by journalist Marcus Barnes on the world's best record shops. Barnes selects his top ten record shops for NME and lists Icelandic record store 12 Tónar as his number one record store in the world.

Road music at it's finest: Hank & Tank release their  second album, Last Call for Hank & Tank.

Hank and Tank return with a new album and a duo with Keren Ann

9 Oct 2018 After an eight-year-long hiatus duo Hank & Tank are releasing a new album which features a duo with French-Israeli singer Keren Ann. Hank & Tank are comprised of Singapore Sling frontman Henrik Björnsson and filmmaker Þorgeir Guðmundsson.

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