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Music Archive Finland

Music Archive Finland is a national central archive that stores materials relating to Finnish music – with the exception of art and folk music. Established in 1990, Music Archive Finland is a private organization that seeks no financial benefit. It is the only independent professional music archive in Finland. It serves researchers, but also others interested in the history of Finnish popular music.

Music Archive Finland collects especially unique material, such as music papers, newspaper clippings, books, other published material and documents such as recorded music interviews, photographs, recordings and sheet music. The collections cover a significant part of Finnish music history and cultural heritage. Music Archive Finland is also a research institute. Music Archive Finland publishes non-fiction books and audio recordings related to Finnish popular music. Music Archive Finland also administers the Erik Lindström Fund that provides travel grants for young jazz musicians. 

Music Archive Finland is supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture, and it also relies on project funding, membership fees, and publications sale.