Beats Before Bars was founded by Simon Næsse, Sveinung Nesheim and Jørgen Hyldmo Jansen to publish the debut album of Proper Johnson (formerly Funktioneers), a band they formed in 2002.


As a record label, Beats Before Bars aims to provide new, Norwegian music, primarily related to funk, soul and jazz.


Beats Before Bars is a non-profit enterprise.


Logo design by Nevena Đokic.



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Beats Before Bars DA

c/o Jørgen Hyldmo Jansen

Fosswinckels gate 65

5008 Bergen



Company no. 997 366 077

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