ATLANTER Photo: Kaja Bruskeland
From the music and the tech industry, Phonofile has chosen its employees to meet tomorrow’s challenges.
Given our revenue we are a small and effective team.
Our team members reflects the skills expected from a growing company in the field of music and technology.
Digital Marketing Specialist
Pernille Dragsten Holden
Trond Stian Førde
Senior System Developer
Per Øyvind Øygard
Country Manager Denmark
Country Manager Sweden
The Phonofile story
Phonofile was founded in 1999 by FONO – the association for Norwegian independent record companies – and TV2. Phonofile Online was the first service we offered, a b2b service where professional users could search for music based on a variety of criteria’s and download the music files. Very innovative at the time. In 2000, NOPA became a shareholder, and thus further connected Phonofile as a commercial company with creators and rightsholders In 2002, Phonofile launched musiconline.no, the first legal download service in Norway offering no less than 30.000 tracks. From the beginning, musiconline.no offered WMA files with DRM encryption with all the complications it involved, but changed later to offer MP3-files. Through the musiconline-platform we also offered
The merger gave Phonofile power to focus more on growth in the Nordics and system development. Artspages also owned Beijing Artspages, a Chinese subsidiary with one employee. In August 2010, Phonofile merged again, this time with the Swedish download service Klicktrack. One of the goals with this merger was for Phonofile to establish an office in Stockholm with good people on the ground in
Phonofile is a proud member of the independent music industry community, owned partially by the Norwegian indie association FONO, and member of Merlin where Phonofile’s managing director is currently serving as a member of the board.
The concentration of market power is a continuous threat to musical diversity and might challenge indie labels’ access to the market.
Global digital music distribution
Phonofile works world wide with delivering music to all important digital music stores like iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Wimp, Google, Beatport, Juno Download, Traxsource and other niche and DJ stores.Outside of the main offices in the Nordic countries, Phonofile also works with music from Serbia/Balkan, Balticum, Ghana, South Africa, the Arabic world and for some selected labels in the US and the UK.