HELSINKI, Finland (VIP-NEWS) — Music Finland granted this year’s Finnish Music Export Award for Till Dawn They Count Management Ltd, which has helped Nightwish to become one of the greatest success stories of all time in Finnish heavy metal.
The Finnish Music Export Award was awarded to Till Dawn They Count Management Ltd, whose best-known client is Nightwish. The award was given by Chancellor Jari Gustafsson (Ministry of Employment and the Economy) in Helsinki today.
The Finnish Music Export Award, established by Music Finland last year, is a recognition given to a Finnish music company that has successfully developed and expanded its international operations and has shown pioneering spirit in exporting Finnish music. The intent behind this award is to create attention to the important work done by music export companies, and also promote these active and growing enterprises. The award was initiated by Music Finland, who also gathered the jury together. The award winner receives their own signboard on the outer wall of the famed rock club Tavastia in Helsinki.
The award-winning Till Dawn They Count Management was founded by longtime Nightwish partners Ewo Pohjola and Toni Peiju, when its predecessor King Foo Entertainment ceased operations in 2014. Till Dawn They Count Management has helped build Nightwish to be one of the biggest global metal music success stories from Finland. The company`s artist list also includes another major Finnish metal band, Sonata Arctica.
Till Dawn They Count Management’s duties include overall managing operations, which traditionally includes contract negotiations, designing and implementing revenue streams, as well as international tour and album strategies. The company is rewarded above all, for the success of the most recent Nightwish album Endless Forms Most Beautiful and subsequent world tour. – Staff Writers