Who is behind LOUD?
AKKS and JM Norway are the two organizations that cooperate on arranging LOUD.
J M N o r w a y (Jeunesses Musicales Norway) is the Norwegian section of Jeunesses Musicales International, the world's greatest international network for young musicians. Their main objective is to give young Norwegian musicians a greater access to the international music scene, as well as working for youth involvement, empowerment and entrepreneurship. By letting youth participate in collaborative cultural projects within and outside of Norway, they attempt to help them gain important experiences and build necessary competance for their further musical careers. Read more about JM Norway at www.jmn.no.
A K K S is an idealistic music organization working to recruit, motivate and highlight females in all the various parts of the music industry. Music education is the core activity of the organization. AKKS are offering instrument and band courses, as well as courses in sound, light, Cubase, DJ-ing, jazz and songwriting. The courses are open to everyone above the age of fourteen. Read more about AKKS at www.akks.no.
THE PROJECT GROUP
Sofie Søndervik Sæther is the project manager for LOUD. She also works with organizing international music projects for kids and youth in JM Norway, besides playing bass in the band Level & Tyson.
Ida Collett Belle is the daily manager for AKKS Stavanger and has more than twenty years of experience from the music industry. She is also managing a record label and performs with the band Sassy Kraimspiri. Ida is the camp leader at LOUD.
Anette Bylund has been an active participant in the cultural life of Kristiansand for several years. Currently she is working as the daily manager in AKKS Kristiansand as well as the festival Måkeskrik. Amongst other things, Anette is working with sponsorships, recruitment and monitoring of volunteers at LOUD.