Danish music returning to YouTube due to Polaris licensing deal
Danish collecting society Koda has been at loggerheads with YouTube since late July, when it claimed that the video service was preparing to "remove all Danish music from YouTube" after the expiry of a licensing deal. The...
October 1, 2020
YouTube responds to Koda over Danish music takedowns
Earlier this week, we wrote about a controversy brewing Denmark with a dispute between collecting society Koda and YouTube. Koda announced that YouTube would be removing its members music from its platform, after the society...
August 5, 2020
YouTube under fire over music licensing impasse in Denmark
Something is kicking off in the state of Denmark, and it's the latest music licensing controversy around YouTube. Danish collecting society Koda issued a press release last week titled 'Google removes all Danish music...
August 3, 2020
Danish study reveals music piracy has fallen in last two years
In 2019, we wrote about a couple of piracy reports (here and here) that offered good news for the music industry: sharp declines in music piracy over the previous year. Now there’s another one for the list: a report...
June 24, 2020
Polaris survey reveals latest Nordics streaming stats
The Nordic region is one of the most mature territories for music streaming in the world. Now the Polaris Hub – the licensing hub formed by collecting societies in Denmark, Norway and Finland – has published its annual...
May 8, 2020
SoundCloud Go+ subscription service launches in the Nordics
SoundCloud Go+, the streaming service’s subscription tier for listeners, has expanded into four new markets – Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. They’ll now get access to its full catalogue of more than...
March 26, 2020
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