|Distributor(s)|| ECM (2002–2005)|
Self-distributed (1998–2002, 2005–present)
|Country of origin||Norway|
|Official website|| www|
Rune Grammofon is a Norwegian record label founded in 1998 by Rune Kristoffersen.Rune Grammofon's reputation for lovingly issued experimental electronic music, jazz, and improvised music by Norwegian artists has grown over the years with its artists being featured heavily in magazines such as The Wire and Plan B .
The label is home to the widely respected improvisational group Supersilent as well as the solo work of its members including Deathprod and Arve Henriksen. Other notable releases are by Shining, Susanna and the Magical Orchestra, Jono El Grande, Skyphone, Alog, Phonophani and Food.
In 2000, the label signed a distribution deal with ECM, which increased the label's audience considerably. This deal came to an end early 2005.
In November 2003 the label celebrated its 30th release by issuing a set that included a two-CD compilation and a book that displayed each of Kim Hiorthøy's highly praised digipak designs.An updated second edition of this was released in December 2008.
Supersilent is a Norwegian avant-garde-improvisational music group formed at Nattjazz in Bergen in 1997 when the trio Veslefrekk was asked to play with Deathprod. The meeting of experimental jazz groups with Helge Sten's rumbling drones and noise was so successful that the quartet Supersilent appeared. That same year, their triple debut album 1-3 was released as the first release on the record label Rune Grammofon. The band attracted attention with their aggressive combination of improvised jazz, frirock and noise blowouts. They are known for making only improvised music and for the distinctive uniformity of their album covers.
Jono El Grande is the stage name of Jon Andreas Håtun.
Fra Lippo Lippi is a Norwegian band. They had several hits in the 1980s, such as "Shouldn't Have to Be Like That", "Everytime I See You" and "Light and Shade", and recorded a new album as late as 2002. The band name is derived from Robert Browning's poem about the Renaissance painter Filippo Lippi.
Arve Henriksen is a Norwegian trumpeter whose flute-like sound was inspired by the Japanese shakuhachi flute.
Rune Kristoffersen, born 22 September 1957, is a Norwegian musician, best known for being the founder and bassist of the new wave band Fra Lippo Lippi.
Alog is a Norwegian musical group.
Morten Qvenild is a Norwegian jazz pianist, band leader, and producer.
Ståle Storløkken is a Norwegian jazz musician and composer, known for collaborations with artists like Terje Rypdal, BigBang, Supersilent and Motorpsycho. He is married to the Norwegian singer Tone Åse.
Thomas Strønen is a Norwegian jazz drummer who has recorded more than 70 albums. He has worked with Iain Ballamy, Arve Henriksen, Mats Eilertsen, Ashley Slater, Eivind Aarset, Christian Fennesz, Nils Petter Molvaer, Bobo Stenson, John Taylor, Tore Brunborg, Morten Qvenild, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Sidsel Endresen, Bugge Wesseltoft, Tomasz Stanko, Koichi Makigami, Ernst Reijseger, Nils-Olav Johansen, and Stian Carstensen.
Gard Nilssen is a Norwegian Jazz musician (drums) and composer, and member of the bands Bushman's Revenge and Puma.
Anders Hana is a Norwegian musician (guitar), composer and marine biologist, known as a veteran of the bands Noxagt, Ultralyd and Moha!, and a series of wildlife projects in northern Norway.
Elephant9 is a Norwegian progressive/neo-psychedelic/jazz-rock trio which formed in 2006 under the name Storløkken/Eilertsen/Lofthus, for the members of the band, namely Ståle Storløkken (keyboard), Nikolai Eilertsen (bass) and Torstein Lofthus (drums), but changed the name to Elephant9 after the first year together.
Grappa Musikkforlag AS is a Norwegian music company initiated and directed by Helge Westbye. It is one of the oldest and biggest independent record companies in Norway today. The company represents prominent Norwegian artists, and the catalog consists of more than 35 000 tracks in all genres of music. The classic catalog is marketed through Simax Classics. Folk and world music is released on the Heilo label which was taken over by Grappa in 1995. Besides representing the labels Blue Mood, Hubro and Barneselskapet. Grappa is also engaged in several other music companies such as Drabant Music, Curling Legs and Rune Grammofon. Grappa has a close cooperation with the "Norsk Komponistforening" for the marketing of their contemporary music published on the Aurora label and with Norsk Jazzforum for the jazz label Odin. Grappa is the Norwegian Music Publishing company with the most nominations for the Norwegian Grammy, Spellemannprisen. The company's DVD releases have also set Norwegian sales records. Grappa is part of FONO.
Kenneth Kapstad is a Norwegian musician (drums) from Trondheim, known as the drummer of the band Gåte (2004–05), and God Seed (2012-2015), and from collaborations within the bands Motorpsycho, Animal Alpha, Goat the Head and Monolithic.
Even Helte Hermansen is a Norwegian guitarist, known from several orchestras playing experimental jazz.
Rune Nergaard is a Norwegian jazz musician, known from bands like Bushman's Revenge, Marvel Machine, Scent of Soil, and Team Hegdal.
Ingar Zach is a Norwegian percussionist and businessman, known from several recordings.
Susanna and the Magical Orchestra is the moniker of singer Susanna Wallumrød and keyboard player Morten Qvenild. Their style of music can be described as quiet, slow pop mixed with elements from electronica and jazz. Susanna has a very distinct, clear and cool voice that stands much on its own, only accompanied by Morten on various keyboard instruments such as acoustic piano, synthesizers and even harpsichord and church organ. The duo is mostly known for their highly personal interpretations of well known songs such as Dolly Parton's "Jolene" and Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah".
In the Country is a Norwegian Jazz trio comprising pianist Morten Qvenild, bassist Roger Arntzen and drummer Pål Hausken.