Head of Music, UMK & YleX
Tapio Hakanen, also known by his artist name DJ Orkidea, has 30 years of experience in the international music industry. DJ Orkidea has been selected as Finland’s best DJ five times, played over 2000 gigs in six continents and his original music has been streamed over 40 million times. The past six years Hakanen has worked as the Head of Music at YLE Finnish Broadcasting Company radio station YleX, as well as been responsible for the artist and song selections for the Contest for New Music (UMK) for the past three years. Previously, he has worked as the Head of Audio Design at Nokia and Microsoft, and done freelance jobs for Helsingin Sanomat, London Science Museum and the Finnish National Theater, among others. As an expert, he has been featured on BBC Radio 1, Financial Times and industry events from New York to Barcelona.
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