Welcome to Coverstory: The new Scandinavian blog about pop, rock and hip hop.


Owner of Coverstory, Michael Hartmann.

The blog is owned and operated by Michael Hartmann, a Norwegian freelance journalist and former editor-in-chief at Pink Planet Magazine.

Michael has interviewed some of the most popular artists in Norway and Sweden, like Tone Damli, Christian Ingebrigtsen, Bertine Zetlitz, Chris Holsten, Lars Vaular*,Peter Jöback and Eric Saade.

He has also interviewed celebrities from other countries, like UK fashion advisors Trinny & Susannah, American dancer Danny Tidwell (So you think you can dance, US) and Brit Award winning pop group A1.

Michael started his writing career in 2007 as a staff writer at Medium, a health- and lifestyle magazine.

Shortly thereafter, he was named editor-in-chief at Pink Planet, a free, culture guide for the gay community in Oslo. Michael revamped the magazine and expanded its distribution. This made Pink Planet available for readers in four major cities in southern Norway.

As readers turned to online publications, Michael started freelancing for Gaysir, Norways biggest gay web site. From 2010 to 2014, he wrote about Oslos culture- and entertainment scene. For two years, also at Gaysir, he edited a weekly column about gay rights issues.

After a three year hiatus, Michael made a comeback to the world of music and media. On May 31st 2017, he launched Coverstory, a blog about pop, rock and hip hop.

Michael with British/Norwegian pop group a1.

For business inquiries, please e-mail info (at) coverstory (dot) no.

You can also reach Michael on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Coverstory is independently owned and operated by Michael Hartmann.

* Tunes Magazine, 2009.