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DIG Music (Kai Lofthus)

Thou shalt.

About Me

Worked in media and the music industry for over 20 years, since the age of 15, when I started out in radio and later music business journalism.

During the past decade, I was product manager at Scandinavian Music Club in Norway (1995-1997), Nordic Bureau Chief and European New Media Correspondent at Billboard magazine (1997-2002), a marketing & promotion manager with Playground Music in Oslo (2002-2005; marketed records by artists such as Timbuktu, M.I.A., Four Tet, the Polyphonic Spree and Scooter) and a product manager/partner with MBO , also in Oslo (2006; signed artists like Karin Park, Kate Havnevik, Skatebård, Tier'n & Lars, and the Your Favourite Music label (Susanne Sundfør, the Alexandria Quartet, Kine Nesheim et.c.).

Currently running DIG Music; an independent music company, based in Oslo, Norway.

My Interests

Buy the smash debut album of Breed here:

I'd like to meet:

Creative and cool people, not limited to Scandinavian artists, songwriters, producers, labels, publishers, old friends, ladies, gentlemen, cats & kitties.


The KLF, Arthur Baker, Shep Pettibone, Stephen Hague, Jellybean, New Radicals, Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois, Diane Warren, David Foster, Tasmin Archer, Cathy Dennis, Scritti Politti, The Art of Noise, Propaganda, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Datarock, Skatebård, Client, Basement Jaxx, Veto, New Order, the Cure, 120 Days, Talking Heads, David Byrne, Sade, Massive Attack, Prince, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Alexander O'Neal, the SOS Band, Babyface, TLC, Jody Watley, Shalamar, PM Dawn, Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Sigur Rós, the Polyphonic Spree, MIA, Diplo, italo disco (Fun Fun, the Beat Box-releases, Den Harrow, Ken Laszlo and so on), as well as most of the music on Atlantic Records, Stax, Motown et.c. Also listening a lot any day to "One Kiss Can Lead To Another" - Girl Group Sounds" (Rhino). Rhino(s) should live forever.


Amelie from Montmartre, Madagascar, Blues Brothers, High Fidelity et.c.


Saturday Night Live, MAD TV and Scrubs. Nothing more, nothing less.


A&R (Bill Flanagan), Exploding-the Highs Hits Hype Heroes and Hustlers of the Warner Music Group (Stan Cornyn), Howling At The Moon (Walter Yetnikoff), What'd I Say (Ahmet Ertegun), AA Gill Is Away, All The Trouble In The World (PJ O'Rourke), Eat The Rich (PJ O'Rourke) et.c.


My kids.

My Blog


hey, i just joined facebook.
Posted by Kai Lofthus on Sat, 21 Apr 2007 03:13:00 PST

Exclusive representative partner in the Nordic region for Music2Deal.com

digmusicbiz.blogspot.com (Link will open in a new window)Today I entered into an agreement with Mario Christiani at Music2Deal.com in Hamburg to become their exclusive partner for the Nordic region.Th...
Posted by Kai Lofthus on Tue, 03 Apr 2007 04:36:00 PST

The real music business.

http://digmusicbiz.blogspot.comAt the music industry conference By:larm in Trondheim, Norway last week, there were continued attacks towards record company luddites (afraid of new technologies) and gr...
Posted by Kai Lofthus on Sun, 11 Feb 2007 07:43:00 PST

Back in the business of introducing great, new music!

In the wake of my recently signed marketing deal with Edel Music (but entirely unrelated), I am now proud to announce a slate of music releases, either self-distributed or through partnerships wi...
Posted by Kai Lofthus on Fri, 22 Dec 2006 05:05:00 PST

Ahmet Ertegün has left the business.

Atlantic Founder Ahmet Ertegun Dies December 14, 2006 ERTEGUNEd Christman, N.Y.Ahmet Ertegun, the legendary record man and founder of Atlantic Records, died today in New York City, from the head ...
Posted by Kai Lofthus on Fri, 15 Dec 2006 04:54:00 PST