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.