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Sweden has quickly become the world leader in terms of music access, with home-grown service Spotify dominating not only record company earnings from digital music, but also total Swedish recorded music trade revenue.


  • Domestic repertoire has consistently accounted for a relatively high proportion of recorded music trade revenue in Sweden compared with most other countries in Europe. However, in the last couple of years, its share has been falling.

Features and Benefits

  • The Sweden report details all aspects of the country's music industry with numerous facts, figures, and charts.
  • The report includes a detailed assessment of all the industry sectors including recorded music, retail, copyright protection, royalty collections, broadcasting, and live.

Key questions answered

  • How big is Sweden's recorded music industry?
  • How has the live music sector dealt with the closure of some high-profile music festivals in recent years?

Table of contents

Recorded music

  • Flat year for Swedish recorded music sales
  • Return to growth in 2015
  • Positive future prospects
  • Repertoire
  • Record companies

Music retail

  • Spotify dominates at home

Communications and digital access

  • Communications regulation
  • Communications access in numbers

Copyright protection and rights administration

  • Copyright enforcement
  • Royalty collections
  • Performance rights growth


  • Music streaming dents younger radio listening audience
  • Highly competitive TV sector

Live music

  • Bravalla leads in festival attendance
  • Live Nation is the concert leader


  • Methodology
  • Author

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