daWorks Records AS was established spring of 2000 and has since been one of Norway’s most successful small indies focusing on popular music. The sister company daWorks Music Publishing was established in 2008. Behind daWorks are the three partners Jørn Dalchow, Stein Berge Svendsen and Jazz Black. The companies develops artists and songwriters in Norway for the international market. daWorks also releases a few international products in the Norwegian market each year.
Jørn Dalchow (1967), partner/managing director
Jørn has 26 years experience from the Norwegian music business, 13 of them in Norway’s largest record company PolyGram/Universal Music as product manager, product developer, marketing manager and A&R manager. He is also a graphic designer and has designed more than 300 albums and 500 singles covers. In 1991 he established Norway’s first national Radio airplay chart, Radio Topp 30, together with David Fishel. Early 2004 Jørn published the how to/reference-book on the Norwegian music industry, “Help, I’m in the pop business!”. He is also a much used music business lecturer.
Stein Berge Svendsen (1965), partner/songwriter/producer
Stein is one of Norway’s most experienced composers og producers. Since 1992 he has worked from his own studio, Amadeus Studio AS, in Oslo. Stein Berge Svendsen has his background from Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA, with a major in film scoring. He has written and produced for Scanadinavian artists like Mette Hartmann, Kurt Nilsen, Jan Werner, Winta, Noora, Finn Kalvik, Van Eijk and Carola. He has also written several childrens musicals, theatre music for the National Theatre in Oslo and scores for film and tv productions.
Jazz Black (1969), partner
Jazz is based in London with background as producer, songwriter and manager. He has worked with artists like Eternal, Hinda Hicks (“Best New Artist” and “Best Female Vocalist” nominee at the Brit Awards), Damage, Charlotte (ex. Soul II Soul) and Winta. In addition he has collaborated on a range of projects for Polydor, Sony and EMI in the UK. Jazz is also a sought after producer for music videos.