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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...
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Tidal adds social features (oh, and threatens to sue Norway)

Tidal is the latest music-streaming service to hop onto the ‘stories’ social-media bandwagon. Its mobile app can now share music (tracks, albums, artists and playlists) to Instagram and Facebook stories, while videos...
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Capital in Music to explore finance for local music rights

The co-founder of Norwegian music firm Arctic Rights Management has announced plans for a new project called Capital in Music. Erik Brataas will be taking a six-month leave from his position at Arctic Rights to lead the initiative....
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Country Profile – Norway 2019

The Norwegian recorded music industry has settled into the contented groove of a mature digital market with price rises for some streaming services having little impact on revenue or subscriber numbers
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Arctic Rights Management hits 2.5bn streams milestone

Since it was founded in 2018, Norwegian music firm Arctic Rights Management has built a roster of 30 songwriters and artists, while also representing various publishing catalogues. The company has just announced a milestone:...
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Spotify publishes diversity stats for Norwegian popular music

As part of the by:Larm festival last week, Spotify published some stats on the gender diversity of the 50 most-streamed songs in Norway last year. Spoiler: the stats were pretty discouraging. “Of 203 songwriters behind...
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Country Profile – Norway 2018

Norway is a booming market where a concerted effort is under way to keep its most promising artists within local hands. Total sales of recorded music in Norway were up 3.7% year-on-year in 2017, its third annual rise
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Report 407: Block ‘n’ roll

Lead: Blockchain is simultaneously one of the most hyped and most misunderstood technologies currently around the music industry. Some evangelists have suggested it will fix every problem in the digital-music ecosystem while...
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Country Profile – Norway 2017

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IFPI Norway head: “YouTube is not doing anything wrong: the legislation is wrong.”

Music Ally’s second conference session at the by:Larm festival this morning saw IFPI Norway boss Marte Thorsby joined by ReedSmith partner Gregor Pryor and PIAS director of streaming strategy Justin Barker. In a panel...
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Music Ally at by:Larm 2017 – check out our sessions

Last week, the Music Ally team was in Amsterdam for the FastForward conference. This week, we’re packing our bags for Oslo for the by:Larm festival and conference. What’s more, we’re running a series of sessions...
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JoinMyPlaylist gives playlists a social-listening spin

Remember Soundrop? The Norwegian startup was one of the first to explore making streaming playlists more social, turning them into ‘listening rooms’ for fans to gather in. Its service was eventually shut down as the company...