COO & Co-Founder
As an experienced negotiator and strategist, Kjartan is skilled at building high-performing teams that execute and excel in complex industries.
Kjartan is motivated by launching global products that fundamentally change industries. He was part of the founding team at TIDAL where he was responsible for all contract negotiations with music labels and rights holders. In this capacity, Kjartan secured the necessary licenses for TIDAL to launch globally, while managing a vast amount of partners in an economically complex contractual framework.
Previously, Kjartan launched RADR Music News, a VEVO/YouTube competitor that brings fully licensed ad-fuelled music videos to publishers. To foster innovation in the music industry, Kjartan co-founded MashUP, an innovation hub within music and technology.
Educated at the Copenhagen Business School, Kjartan was named a Top 100 Young Leader in Norway.