Nordic collecting societies launch Polaris Hub with Facebook deal
Collecting societies getting together to form licensing and processing ‘hubs’ is a familiar trend. In Europe, there’s already ICE (set up by PRS for Music, GEMA and STIM) and Armonia Online (originally...
October 22, 2019
Danish court rules that stream-ripping is illegal
Given the growth of the recorded-music market overall, it’s hard to make apocalyptic predictions about how specific forms of piracy will damage the industry. Not that rightsholders haven’t been tempted to do that with...
July 11, 2018
Country Profile – Denmark 2017
It might be a curious reticence to blow their own trumpet, but the successes of the Danish music industry – where an 8.8% rise in recorded music revenue was posted last year – should be more widely heralded
November 16, 2017
Warner Music on how Christopher topped the charts in China (#midem)
How many Danish pop stars have topped the charts in China? One of them was at the Midem conference today, as artist Christopher was joined by his manager and key execs from Warner Music Group to explain his Chinese success. The...
June 7, 2017
Campaigns – #SÅSMUKNÅRDUSOVER FOR THE 1975’S – Sandbox 155
Sometimes the simplest campaigns really are the most efficient. Step forward, Universal Music Denmark’s Instagram campaign for The 1975’s latest album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware...
August 18, 2016
What would user-centric streaming payouts really mean for artists?
Could Spotify and other music streaming services answer their musician critics by changing the way they calculate their payouts? The debate about whether these companies should switch to a "user-centric" model is growing...
August 18, 2015
Music Ally Report 366 – Tag Team
In our cover feature we look at Shazam as it marks a decade and a half in digital music. It has the scale but it is still struggling to turn a profit. For a while, as the download market it relied on for an affiliate cut...
May 14, 2015
Anti-piracy updates: Ireland, Spain, Denmark
The focus for anti-piracy measures has well and truly shifted back to ISPs in recent years. Some latest updates from the anti-piracy barricades, then, starting with Ireland. The High Court has ordered ISP UPC to introduce...
March 30, 2015
Nordic survey digs into digital music numbers
A survey commissioned by three Nordic collecting societies has yielded new data on the digital music space in Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden. It suggests that 78% of internet users in these countries – 13.8m people...
October 31, 2014
Kickstarter opens up to projects from Scandinavia and Ireland
Crowdfunding service Kickstarter’s global expansion is continuing: yesterday the company opened up to new projects in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Ireland. Creators can start uploading their projects to Kickstarter now,...
September 18, 2014