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
Director, Sweden – The Orchard – Stockholm
The Orchard has an immediate opening for a Stockholm-based territory lead. The position will lead the local team and act as relationship, strategy, and contact for key labels in Sweden. Driving efficient communication and...
March 13, 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
Country Profile – Sweden 2018
In the first half of 2017 – almost a decade on from the Swedish music business’s 2008 nadir – total income from recorded music grew 2.8% year-on-year… but how long can subscription revenue keep growing?
January 25, 2018
Vita Bergen use Google Translate for their new tour
From taxis to restaurant menus in foreign climes, Google Translate has often been a useful travel tool for Music Ally. We’ve never thought of performing a song with it though. Leave that to Swedish indie-pop band Vita...
November 22, 2017
Investment fund EQT takes 40% stake in Epidemic Sound
Swedish alternative-investments firm EQT has taken a 40% stake in production-music company Epidemic Sound, whose CEO Oscar Höglund we interviewed earlier this week about this summer’s ‘fake artists’ controversy. The...
November 22, 2017
Epidemic Sound gives its side of the Spotify ‘fake artists’ controversy
“We were on our summer break, because we’re Swedes and nobody works for two months in July and August. But that’s when the whole fake-artists thing hit, so we were surprised, but mostly offended. Granted, we hadn’t...
November 20, 2017
‘Spotify Teardown’ book sparking controversy before release
A team funded by the Swedish Research Council are writing a book about Spotify’s history, but ‘Spotify Teardown: Inside the Black Box of Streaming Music’ is already creating controversy in the service’s homeland. The...
October 9, 2017