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A report covering all sectors of Sweden's music industry.


  • Over a relatively short period of time, Sweden has 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.
  • The live sector registered a good year, with ticket sales to concerts and festivals registering healthy growth.

Features and Benefits

  • Details all the main sectors of the Swedish music industry.
  • Sectors under the spotlight include recorded music, music retail, live, royalty collections, and broadcasting.

Key questions answered

  • How does the recorded-music sector in Sweden compare with the live industry in terms of revenue?
  • What share of royalties earned by Swedish authors and publishers are generated by digital sources?

Table of contents

Recorded music

  • Healthy rise in recorded-music trade sales
  • Optimistic future prospects
  • Repertoire
  • Record companies

Music retail

  • Retail transformation
  • Digital infrastructure and access developments

Rights administration and royalty collections

  • STIM reports digital and overseas gains
  • Collection growth for SAMI and Copyswede


  • Stable radio listening figures
  • Highly competitive TV sector

Live music

  • Ticket sales return to growth
  • Successful year for music events
  • Concerts, venues, and music support


  • Methodology
  • Author

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