Photo: Jan Inge Haga

Photo: Jan Inge Haga


Stein Bjelland / President

Stein Bjelland (1970) is a cultural entrepreneur and music business consultant.

Stein now runs Stein70000, his own consultant company within the music and the arts. There he has been dealing with counter-culture and entrepreneurship within the music- and arts business for the last 15 years, working closely with different organizations, companies, artists and institutions on innovation and entrepreneurship within the cultural sector. 

Between 2008-2013 he was the co-founder and president of the Norwegian production- and management company Great Moments, working with artists like Kvelertak and Purified In Blood.

He has also his own experience from the international music industry, trying hard to become a true rock star with the band the Getaway People in the late 90s. The band signed a major deal with Columbia Records in New York and toured the US and Europe extensivly between 1997-2001. 

For over 13 years Stein Bjelland was the owner of Nuproductions As who owned and produced the boutique Numusic and Nuart festivals in Stavanger. He was also the manager for Norways first and only music investment-fund, Buzz As in Bergen, investing in music companies, music technologies and other relevant projects. 

At present time he is thinking really hard about the concepts and in-and-outs of entrepreneurship in the arts- and cultural-business´ doing work for a lot of different clients from the Norwegian Government and Symphonie Orchestras to smaller music companies. 

In 2018 Stein Bjelland was re-elected chair of the Audio and Visual fund by the Ministry of Culture.  He also serves as the head of the board of Kunsthall Stavanger and as a member of the the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra´s board. 

He teaches regularly at the New York University and other Norwegian Universities and are often used as a speaker at conferences and workshops. 

Stein also is one of the co-founders of Elefant.

Stein Bjelland divide his time between his homes in Stavanger, Norway and Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Stein Bjelland
m: +47 930 16 561