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Introduction

Finland is one of Europe’s smaller recorded-music markets. In terms of trade revenue from recorded music, the country is placed just outside of the global top 20.

Highlights

  • Despite its small size, Finland is in the midst of the same digital transition as all the leading markets and is experiencing the same side effects.

Features and Benefits

  • The report includes all details of every aspect of the Finnish music industry
  • Included in the report are details on music sales, authors rights, record company market shares and digital infrastructure developments

Key questions answered

  • What is the biggest record company in Finland?
  • Has Finland reached the digital tipping point yet?

Table of contents

Recorded music

  • Finland crosses the digital tipping point
  • Modest digital growth
  • Big fall in domestic repertoire sales
  • WMG maintains market share lead

Music retail

  • Rapid evolution of online music sales
  • Subscription services take the lead
  • Advanced digital infrastructure
  • Deregulation boosts competition

Copyright protection and rights administration

  • Copyright infringer privacy maintained
  • Legal requirement for ISP site blocks
  • Crowdsourcing fails to force copyright law change
  • Royalty collections
  • Progress for Polaris Nordic
  • Highly developed pan-regional mechanical licensing

Broadcasting

  • Radio listening time is high, despite a steady decline
  • Cable leads TV provision

Live

  • Finland Festivals
  • Competitive festival scene
  • FKP Scorpio moves on Finland
  • Finland unique in Europe
  • Music industry support

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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