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Swedish authors’ society STIM has reported another record financial year with total collections and distributions to its members topping the previous records set in 2013.


  • Digital collections were again the star performer with income from digital music services accounting for the second biggest share of domestic income sources.
  • A better year for advertising in Sweden boosted commercial broadcast collections. However, royalties from festivals and live music concerts suffered a big drop after a sharp rise in 2013.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details the different income sources for authors and music publishers in Sweden
  • The research note explains how the rise of music subscription services in Sweden has boosted earnings for authors and publishers

Key questions answered

  • What is the biggest income source for authors and music publishers in Sweden?
  • Why does the drop in live music collections not reflect what is happening in Sweden's live music industry?

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  • Summary
  • Fourth consecutive year of revenue growth for STIM
  • Digital central to the rise in collections
  • Advertising rebound boosts commercial broadcast income


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