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Founder Karl Seglem
Genre Various
Country of origin Norway
Location Oslo
Official website

NorCD (established 1991 in Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian record label for folk, jazz, world music and improvisational music, led by the founder saxophonist and composer Karl Seglem. NorCD is distributed through Musikkoperatørene, and is a member of FONO. [1] [2]

Oslo Place in Østlandet, Norway

Oslo is the capital and most populous city of Norway. It constitutes both a county and a municipality. Founded in the year 1040 as Ánslo, and established as a kaupstad or trading place in 1048 by Harald Hardrada, the city was elevated to a bishopric in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V of Norway around 1300. Personal unions with Denmark from 1397 to 1523 and again from 1536 to 1814 reduced its influence, and with Sweden from 1814 to 1905 it functioned as a co-official capital. After being destroyed by a fire in 1624, during the reign of King Christian IV, a new city was built closer to Akershus Fortress and named Christiania in the king's honour. It was established as a municipality (formannskapsdistrikt) on 1 January 1838. The city's name was spelled Kristiania between 1877 and 1897 by state and municipal authorities. In 1925 the city was renamed Oslo.

Norway constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard are also part of the Kingdom of Norway. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land.

Karl Seglem Jazz saxophonist

Karl Seglem is a Norwegian Jazz musician, composer and producer, known from a series of combined jazz and traditional music releases, as well as leading his own record label NorCD from 1991.



In 1991 Karl Seglem decided to create a new free record label to distribute his music. The company soon enlisted a number of Norwegian performers in different generes. A derivation of the company was the lavel SOFA, which focused on the European improv, led by Ingar Zach and Ivar Grydeland. The NorCD catalog features 110 CD-titles (spring 2012) with many of the foremost Norwegian jazz and folk musicians. Most of the music is available on main digital platforms (download & streaming) in addition to traditional CD-format. [1] The 10-year anniversary was celebrated in Blå in Oslo in 2001.

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NorCD want to be a pool where different musical projects driven by musician and owner Karl Seglem in collaboration with other musicians and producers can fold out into CD releases, and keep up the important work for Norwegian music, as a true independent label. In 2011 Karl Seglem withdrew NorCD from Spotify and points to the Norwegian payment processing service WiMP, as the most convenient digital format. [2] [3]

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  1. 1 2 "NORCD". 2011-01-25. Retrieved 2012-11-04.
  2. 1 2 "NORCD as" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-11-04.
  3. Arvid Skancke-Knutsen (2011-01-13). "NORCD ut av Spotify" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-11-04.