Swedish startup Staccs preps music concerts streaming service
A lot has been written about the growth of livestreamed music performances during the Covid-19 pandemic – including some shows that were pre-recorded. Meanwhile, some artists and labels with archives of past concerts have...
January 6, 2021
Swedish collecting society STIM’s revenues grew 15% in 2019
STIM is the main collecting society in Sweden, and like many of its counterparts around the world, it enjoyed healthy growth in its royalty collections last year. According to its annual report, STIM’s revenues grew...
June 12, 2020
Is Sweden a saturated music streaming market? Not just yet…
The question of when the Swedish music industry will plateau is a crucial one for the global industry, which looks to Spotify’s homeland for an indication as too how far streaming-led growth can go. Before Covid-19, at...
June 9, 2020
Country Profile – Sweden 2020
The global music industry may be watching Sweden closely to see when the streaming pioneer will plateau, but the signs, pre-COVID anyway, indicates that Spotify’s home country still has potential for further growth.
June 8, 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
Swedish startup Corite launches fan-funding platform for artists
PledgeMusic may have collapsed, but there are other fan-funding startups emerging in its wake. The latest is from Sweden and is called Corite, and it’s one of the growing number of platforms that aim to get fans to invest...
August 13, 2019
Swedish data-protection authority launches Spotify GDPR investigation
There may be trouble brewing for Spotify in its home country, with the Swedish data-protection authority (Datainspektionen) launching a review of how Spotify handles requests for people to see what information it holds about...
June 13, 2019
IFPI Sweden boss calls for debate on a Spotify price-rise
Sweden is Spotify’s homeland, and one of the most mature music-streaming markets: 90% of its recorded-music revenues in 2018 came from streaming, fuelling 4% overall growth. So it’s fascinating to see the CEO of IFPI...
April 25, 2019
Country Profile – Sweden 2019
Streaming revenue in Sweden increased another 8% in 2018 to make up 90% of total music sales. The inevitable question is how long can the Swedish market – long an aspirational model to the global music industry –...
April 24, 2019
Amuse to pay artists up to six months of royalties in advance
Amuse is the Swedish music company that's part distributor – a platform for artists to upload their music to streaming and download services – and part record label, working more closely with talent that's emerged from...
February 5, 2019