NordicLA is a Nordic consultancy and event agency based in Hollywood, Los Angeles. NordicLA is a hub for Nordic artists, businesses, organizations and brands that want to conquer Los Angeles and get into the American market. We work with both creative companies and individuals. 

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

NordicLA is also 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 has a unique network in the Nordic countries as well as in America. This means that NordicLA 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 client’s concrete needs.

NordicLA also offers support with practical issues when arriving in America including starting an American business, finding the right location and getting legal counseling (including on immigration law).

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 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.