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
Secretly Noord aims to shake up Nordic distribution market
There’s a new independent music distributor set to make waves in the Nordic region, and it includes some familiar faces for that part of the world. Secretly Noord is the result of a partnership between existing distributor...
November 19, 2019
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
And the biggest music-streaming service in the Nordics is…
If you just completed that sentence with 'Spotify', sorry, that's not the answer. At least, it's not the answer according to the 2018 Polaris Nordic Digital Music Survey, which is published by collecting societies Koda, Teosto...
November 7, 2018
Spotify hails Nordic exports: 1.4bn streams in January alone
We reported yesterday on the latest figures from Norway showing that streaming is now more than three quarters of the music market there, with local artists’ share increasing. Today, Spotify is revealing figures on streaming’s...
March 4, 2016
Survey reveals 9.4m Nordic adults streamed music in 2015
Well, mainly adults: the figure comes from responses by internet users aged 15-65 in Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden, so you can add a few more early-teenagers to the total. But yes: according to the study commissioned...
February 25, 2016
Music Ally Report 332 – Around the world: digital music in 2013
To mark the last Music Ally Report of the year (the final Sandbox will run next Wednesday), we have looked at the key trends in digital music in the main regions around the world. The growth of digital is happening at different...
December 11, 2013
Sandbox 98 – Nordic Lights
Lead: Because streaming dominates so much in the Nordics, it is dramatically changing the shape and the narrative of digital music marketing. It is no longer about spikes of activity a few weeks either side of a release or...
December 4, 2013