The Sound Of Stavanger


Sugar In Space

Rub A Dubs beats astronomers by eight years!

Sugar In Space by Rub A Dubs was originally released in August 2004. Eight years later (August 2012) astronomers have made a sweet discovery: simple sugar molecules floating in the gas around a star some 400 light-years away, suggesting the possibility of life on other planets. The discovery doesn't prove that life has developed elsewhere in the universe—but it implies that there is no reason it could not. Now, Rub A Dubs discovered this eight years ago, its about time the world discovers Rub A Dubs.

Buy Local Music Day

Buy Local Music - Day («Kjøp en lokal plate dagen») - Saturday 26. February

Daniel Engen started an event on Facebook to encourage interest in the local music scenes
So, wherever you might be at the moment: go out and buy yourself a record of a local act. Support your local scene and record store. If you cant get to a store or there are no stores where you live: go online! Remember to tell your friends.

Here´s a few tips from our local scene

CCAP 2010 - 2011 promo by CCAP

Reasons to visit Stavanger this fall

If you´re living in Stavanger, dont go anywhere this fall. If you´re not in Stavanger, please come visit.
Here´s a few reasons why:
Xplosif Hip Hop Festival 26. - 28. August. M.O.P., Masta Ace, Lidoliodo, RA The Rugged Man, Afeeliated + many more
RxR festival 2. - 4. September. Brand new festival presenting Ozzy Osburne, Band Of Horses, Kvelertak, Thomas Dybdahl, Oh No Ono, Skambankt, The Prodigy and many more
Nordic Music Week 15. - 17. September. «The main goal of NMW is still to stimulate discourse and create a great opportunity for people concerned with multiple aspects of the creation and distribution of great music to meet peers, discuss in depth, be inspired and build relations»
NuMusic Festival 8. - 18. September. Steve Reich, Lee Scratch Perry, Grandmaster Flash, Neu, Wildbirds & Peacedrums and many more
NuArt Festival September Nuart is an annual international contemporary art festival established in 2001. The program this year features among others Blu (it), Vhils (p), Roa (be), Dolk (no), Evol (de), Dotmaster (uk)
And some pictures and travel guide from
VG (in Norwegian)

New management & booking agency


Three of our favorite bands are now represented by the same management & booking agency, Folkway Management
Check out Folkway´s new website


As we mentioned in our first blog post this year CCAP have moved location and we are currently reshaping the company to better meet the demands of todays music market. We have been spending a lot of time lately doing research, studying the music market, the players, the tools, emerging trends, the different ideas and philosophies regarding todays music business and where we are all headed. There is so much going on in the world of music and in the music business these days that just thinking about it can make you dizzy. The downside is that there are so many different opinions and so many options these days that it is really to hard to figure out which way to turn. The upside is that there will always be a need and interest for good music and there is a strong belief that there is still a need for someone to take care of the business side of things (thats us!)
We went to By:larm in Oslo in February to meet our colleagues and catch up on the latest business development and check out some new bands. Earlier this month we visited London as a member of the Music Export Norway delegation to learn more about the British Music Market and meet representatives from the British music business. We got stuck in London for a few days due to the Icelandic vulcano, which was a bit of a hassle. But still, if you are going to get stuck somewhere London is not the worst place to stay.
These days we are working hard to find funding for our company and the projects we have worked on the past months. Not an easy task in the best of times, made even harder by the negative trend in the music business for the past few years, but hopes are high and ambitions even higher.
Before the summer we will have a brand new websolution which we are really looking forward to launch. We have also recently signed a new distribution deal for Europe plus some other territories. More information on this later.
These are some of the artists we are working with these days, check our latest newsletter for more info on some of these talents
BORDERLINE CASE - basic rock´n roll just the way you like it. They have just released a new EP on CCAPlokal
SASQUACTH are releasing a new album on CCAPknirk these days. Jazz based but the band have shown that they also appeal to the indie and noize crowds
JORUNN HODNE will be releasing her debut album next month. Moody cabaret pop with a dash of jazz
THE BRIGADE with members from Helldorado and Stonefish Brigade will be releasing their debutalbum in September. A single and video will be released in May. Great band, dark folk influenced rock. If you like Helldorado and/or Madrugada you will love these guys
THE SHOCK! are releasing the first official single and video in May
SEBASTIAN WALDEJER is now an official member of THOMAS DYBDAHL`s touring band. The tour supporting the new Thomas Dybdahl album started this week
CHRISTER KNUTSEN just came home from his first European tour with Sivert Høyem. The tour was a great success
THE LIST released their new EP Twentysox earlier this year. There was a bit of a problem with the production of the vinyl, but its finally arrived and will be available online very soon
Talking about vinyl, the new RUB A DUBS album, Frozen Light, will also be available on vinyl online very soon.
HELLDORADO will be releasing their latest album, Sinful Soul, in Europe this fall. They will also be touring in Europe
Thats it for now, more news soon!

Download and Donate to Haiti!

This has nothing to do with CCAP but is a cause worth supporting. Music For Relief is releasing a compilation of unreleased tracks by Linkin Park, Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel, Alanis Morissette, Slash, The All-American Rejects, Hoobastank, Kenna, Enrique Iglesias and Lupe Fiasco. Download and donate!

Atlars & DJ Veekash

The Norwegian MC Atlars and French DJ Veekash have been collaborating since 2002. This has resulted in an EP and several Mix Tapes / Street Tapes. Check out their new video «Sjekk Grooven» on You Tube. The track can also be heard on their new EP «Veien Framigjønå» on digital release and 12» vinyl cat # CCAPlokal094

Atlars & DJ Veekash release party at Martinique in Stavanger Saturday 22. January 9PM. Special Guests Våland Rockers Soundsystem

Interview in Stavanger Aftenblad 22.01.2010 (in Norwegian)

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Free CCAP tool bar

We stumbled across a tool-bar maker while surfing the internet and spent the coffee break testing the tool. A couple of cops of java later we had our very own CCAP tool-bar. We have added links to the main CCAP site, news, our you tube channel, websites (Facebook, MySpace for CCAP and sublabels), a search engine & more. To view the tool-bar, see our front page. To stay up to date with CCAP you can download our toolbar for free right here or click on the button on the banner further down this page. You can also add your own components and have some fun with it. Love it or hate it, have some suggestions on how to make this tool bar better? Please let us know!

Happy New Year


It´s been a while since the last update, sorry about that. Since CCAP was founded 10 years ago the company has been run on part time basis by myself with help from a network of good friends, artists, colleagues and enthusiasts. Last year I decided to take the leap, quit the day job and dedicate all my time, experience and resources on CCAP.

These are interesting times for everyone trying to make a living in the Music Business, and I realize that it´s going to take a lot of hard work to turn the label around and find ways to earn a buck for the artists and ourselves but I am confident that we are going to succeed.

We´ll spend some time taking care of old paperwork and getting settled in our new location, but there will be exciting and interesting news soon, we´ll keep you posted.

In the mean time: Have a Happy New Year and note our new contact details

Stavanger 04.01.2010

Tom H Brekke

CCAP (Checkpoint Charlie Audio Productions)
Po Box 411, 4002 Stavanger, Norway
Visit: Sandvigå 24, 4007 Stavanger, Norway
ph (47) 92250754 (please respect office hours when possible: 8 AM - 4 PM)