Dugnad comes from the old Norse word Dugnaðr. It describes the long celebrated Nordic tradition of pulling together and get work done as a collective in order to accomplish something that benefits a larger community.

At Dugnad we believe that collaborations and the cross-pollination of ideas and resources across multiple fuels an energetic community and stimulates the mutual growth of businesses. We are a non-profit space and surplus goes back into developing the space actitvities for the members. The members of the space all work in different sectors as well as genres.

Dugnad Music & Media Workspace was founded by Sound Diplomacy and Music Norway in the summer of 2015. They overlook the day-to-day management.


These companies are currently working at DUGNAD


Music Norway

Jonas Vebner and Reuben Fenemore

Music Norway is the Norwegian music industry’s export facilitator and promotional organization.

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Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Sound Diplomacy

Katja Hermes, Lucas Knoflach, Katarina Ivanova and Eduardo Saravia

Sound Diplomacy is the leading global advisory on Music Cities and Market Development. We work internationally with cities on music and cultural policy, we connect governments and businesses with the music industries.

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Secretly group

Vivien Mierzkalla and David Coleby

Secretly Group is a family of American independent record labels based in Bloomington, Indiana. The group is made up of Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar, Dead Oceans, and The Numero Group

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Personal Development

Sofie Bakke Ringstad and Jonas Ersland

Personal Development is your one stop shop for digital design services, artist management, booking and experimental art making in Greenland.

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Cargo records

Michael Schuster and Alex Warnke

We are Cargo Records! Proudly independent and based in Germany since 1998, we handle the physical and digital distribution concerns of notable labels such as Sub Pop, Secretly Canadian, Damaged Goods, Saddle Creek, SideOneDummy, Hyperdub and many more in Europe. Our headquarters are in Wuppertal, Germany, but Dugnad is our home away from home. 

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P.R.o. Agency

Alex Warnke

PRO Agency is one of the leading agencies in the international exploitation of music rights and is mainly focused on the collection of Neighboring Rights for labels, performing artists, actors and creative producers.

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