NordicLA is a network, a meeting place, and a hub for the Nordic countries and the world. Our vision is to bridge talent and big business, art and commerce.


Breaking into the American market can be difficult, and without a network it is almost impossible. NordicLA offers the possibility to join a unique network where collaboration leads to success.

NordicLA has a unique network in the Nordic countries as well as in America. This means we can facilitate the right connections and give Nordic artists and businesses a head start when entering and operating in the American market. NordicLA has an understanding of creative businesses and is able to provide quick services targeted at its Member’s concrete needs.

NordicLA is a hub for Nordic artists, businesses, organisations and brands that want to conquer Los Angeles and get into the American market. Here, NordicLA serves as a one-stop-shop where Members become part of a larger Nordic LA network.

NordicLA also functions as a concierge service so that Members can get support with practical issues when arriving in America including business and legal counseling.

NordicLA caters to all creative industries (advertising, architecture, art, crafts, design, fashion, film, music, performing arts, publishing, R&D, software, toys and games, TV and radio and video games) as well as the food and beverage industry.

NordicLA organizes events to create amazing experiences where Nordic culture, products and talent is showcased. 



NordicLA is founded by Kristian Riis. He is a Grammy winning musician in the Danish band Nephew. Kristian has lived and recorded albums in Los Angeles for a long time and he has spent years developing NordicLA based on input and needs from fellow Nordic creatives to make it easier for other Nordics to make it in the U.S.