Icelandic Culture Preview: Bringing International Bands to the U.S.

We’ll be en route to Iceland Airwaves tomorrow!  Students enrolled in the Radio Department’s Covering International Festivals: Iceland course will travel to Iceland to cover the festival, Icelandic culture and more, beginning Nov. 5.  Follow their journey here. Check out a preview story below.

Iceland Airwaves showcases a few American bands, but the majority of artists performing are native to the island. There are bands who have been around for just a year, and some who have been around for 12 who have become household names in Iceland.  It’s not easy for these bands to get noticed in America, but Chicago-based label Minty Fresh and N.Y.C./Iceland-based label Strobelight Network discuss what it takes to break an artist internationally here.

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One thought on “Icelandic Culture Preview: Bringing International Bands to the U.S.”

  1. I found this very interesting. I found a new appreciation for how hard it must be to rise to fame when you start out in Iceland as a band.

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