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Finland is just outside of the global top 20 in terms of trade revenue from recorded music. But, despite its small size, the country is a market leader with regards to progress in the digital transition from ownership to access.


  • Finland ended 2016 as the 25th-largest recorded-music market in the world. In terms of trade revenue from physical format sales the country was ranked 29th largest, 25th for digital sales, 16th for performance rights and 33rd for synchronization.

Features and Benefits

  • The report details the performance of all the main music sectors in Finland.
  • Included in the report is an assessment of recorded-music sales, record company market shares, retail, royalty collections, and the live sector.

Key questions answered

  • What share of recorded-music sales are generated by digital sources in Finland?
  • What is the biggest music festival in Finland?

Table of contents

Recorded music

  • Finland now an access-service-dominated market
  • Digital transition boosts international repertoire
  • UMG the new market share leader

Music retail

  • Rapid digital retail transition
  • Advanced digital infrastructure

Copyright protection and rights administration

  • Education through information
  • Royalty collections


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


  • Lower festival sales and attendance
  • Music industry support


  • Methodology
  • Author

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