Creative Impact

Dagfinn Bach

As one of the pioneers in the online music business working for Western Norway Research Institute (1986-1995), he became the leader of a cluster of very early pilot projects on MP3 in music production and distribution (1991-1993), as well as the initiator and coordinator of several important European Commission funded music online projects. He was appointed as external expert and evaluator for the INFO2002 Multimedia Rights Management Systems call for proposals in 1998, and hired as consultant for Nokia Ventures Organisation for conducting a feasibility study on mobile distribution of music in the Chinese mainland market. (1998-1999). He founded the aggregation company Artspages International AS in 1999 and in 2007 he was one of the co-founders of the MPEG-7 technology company Bach Technology (currently known as MusicDNA), working closely with the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technologies. From 2007 to 2015 he was acting as R&D director for Bach Technology in Norway and Germany, when launching a world-leading solution for large scale music identification and audio analysis. From 2015 to 20120 he became adviser for the New Faculty of Fine Arts, Music and Design at the University of Bergen, and was mainly responsible for developing a National Digital Infrastructure project for all higher arts education institutions in Norway. From 1.10.2020 he returned as the new CEO of MusicDNA AS, when the company was relocated back to Norway. Dagfinn has been hired as speaker, panelist or lecturer at several events and institutions across the world.