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Norwegian authors’ society TONO has reported a record year for collections and distributions. The rapidly expanding digital music sector resulted in a big rise in digital revenue, which is TONO’s second biggest income source, behind broadcasting.


  • Despite the positive performance, TONO’s CEO Cato Strom hit out at the part ISPs play in the distribution of unlicensed music content and the lack of any requirement to pay remuneration on safe harbor grounds.

Features and Benefits

  • Included in this research note is a detailed analysis of which income stream is showing most promise for authors and publishers in Norway.
  • The research note also assesses the rise of digital in Norway and its impact on authors' and publishers' income.

Key questions answered

  • What is the biggest income source for authors and publishers in Norway?
  • Why did TONO's CEO Cato Strom hit out at the part ISPs play in the distribution of unlicensed music content?

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  • Summary
  • Digital boosts income to new record
  • The digital growth story continues
  • TONO chief on challenges and concerns


  • Author

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