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Celebrating The Orchard’s Distributed Spellemannprisen Winners

Celebrating The Orchard’s Distributed Spellemannprisen Winners

The annual Spellemann Awards (Spellemannprisen) took place April 16, 2021 and was a long-awaited celebration of the Norwegian artists and their releases from last year.

Many of The Orchard’s artists and labels were involved as nominees or as performing artists in the stunning TV-show. There was no audience this year, but all genres and winners were highlighted along with some great performances, including the following from Valkyrien Allstars who won the Contemporary Folk (Viser) genre:

Our label’s wide repertoire is represented in the genres below, from the young musical career of Niilas, to established artists like Daniel Herskedal, Maria Kannegaard Trio and Valkyrien Allstars. Okkultokrati won the Metal genre category with their album La Ilden Lyse, their second album on Southern Lord, while Jørn Stubberud from the legendary Black Metal pioneers Mayhem won the Lifetime Achievement Award.

See the full list of award winners here and The Orchard’s partners listed below:


Okkultokrati – La Ilden Lyse (Southern Lord)


Maria Kannegaard Trio – Sand i en vik (Jazzland Recordings)


Niilas – Also This Will Change (Niilas/Indigoboom)

Children’s Music

Sarah Camille – Sport av dråper og røde nebb (Ok World/Jazzland Recordings)

Contemporary Folk (Viser)

Valkyrien Allstars – slutte og byne (Heilo/Grappa Musikkforlag)

Traditional Folk

Mads Erik Odde – Logne slåttar (Talik Records)

Composer of the Year (Tonos komponistpris)

Daniel Herskedal – Call For Winter (Edition Records)

Non-genre specific (Åpen klasse)

Hedvig Mollestad – Ekhidna (Rune Grammofon)

Lifetime Achievement Award (Hedersprisen)

Mayhem (The True Mayhem/Century Media/Peaceville/Season of Mist/Voices of Wonder)

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