Elina Tikkanen



Elina Tikkanen is a Finnish born singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, live performer, session singer, composer, and arranger. As such, Elina heads up our artist team, able to give artists guidance, lend her valuable hand in session work and help steer an artist towards, and build on, the vision and goals they may have.  

When asked what Elina loves about NEM, she said: “The magic of having a bunch of creative people from different backgrounds working towards a common goal (creating and offering the best possible tailored music/media/creative services and customer experiences). The founder members all bringing their unique knowledge and expertise to the table makes NEM a very exciting platform and collective to be part of.”

Elina is a graduate of conservatoire of Kuopio (Finland) and Academy of Contemporary Music (UK) having majored in contemporary vocal performance, passing the ACM BMus degree with first-class honours. Additionally Elina has recently completed an online Film Scoring course with Berklee College of Music with a first.

As a vocalist Elina is a well adaptable and versatile with a 3 - octave range and has great improvisation, harmonization and sight reading abilities. As a composer, song-writer and arranger Elina is a strong melody writer and able to create and arrange music in a range of styles with plenty of experience in the area. Elina’s speciality is her vast knowledge of classical instruments and blending them with modern sounds and contemporary (electric) instruments. Furthermore, Elina is able to transcribe a wide range of music creating anything from basic pop lead-sheets to full orchestral scores.

Elina is currently working on her own pop-music act under the name Elina, being the lead singer in Primrose Collective (function) band and Lumino Tones duo as well as occasionally performing with other acts. Elina also works as a session singer for producers/songwriters and writes top lines and lyrics for other artists and producers. Besides singing and song-writing Elina also composes for films and ads, takes photos of/for other artists and works as an occasional session musician (trombone/euphonium).

In the past Elina has been associated with numerous different acts ranging from cover and tribute bands to original music productions in various styles, to an A cappella vocal ensemble - as well as classical ensembles and orchestras with trombone & euphonium. Additionally, she has a well over decade’s experience singing in various choirs.

Elina’s reel:

Elina - Perfect (original song/music video) (published 08/18):

Collaboration with DisTurn - Where Are You Now (original song; being a session singer & co-writer; melody & lyrics) (published 11/18):


Collaboration with Monica Witkowska (director) – “Her Calling” short film

(writing the score): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMMakzSJOWY

Primrose Collective - Ain't Nobody cover (published 05/18):

Lumino Tones – Time After Time cover (published 01/19): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAEJW83PAlg

Collaboration with MB3 productions - Water And A Flame cover (published 10/18): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y-9gtmwPx0

Collaboration with Georgia Roworth (songwriter) – Thieves (original song; being a session singer) (published in Autumn 2017):

Elina is: @officialelinamusic