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Musiksverige is an association tasked with communicating and highlighting the industry’s key topics for discussion. Our primary aim is to provide commercial Swedish music with the best possible foundation and environment needed to create, develop and thrive internationally through collaboration with other creative industries, government agencies and departments.
The Music Industry in Numbers
Since 2010, Musiksverige has developed and presented statistics showcasing the financial
performance of the Swedish music industry in the form of revenue generated via legal distribution
channels within domestic and export markets. In six years, revenues have grown by 40 percent.
The report analyzes trends within the Swedish music industry based on three main categories; copyright revenue, revenue from recorded music and concert revenue.
The largest share of revenues, 4.8 billion kronor, comes from the concert market accounting for about half of the industry’s total income. The 14 percent increase in concert revenues was the largest year on year increase since Musiksverige started collecting data on the revenue developments back in 2007.
Copyright revenue, which is the next biggest share of total music industry revenue, generated 2.3 billion kronor, an increase by 7 percent, and music sales were up 12 percent to 2 billion kronor.
But even if all markets grow, not everyone sees increased money in their pockets. The “winner-takes-it-all” and “the economics of superstars” are well-known descriptions of the music industry’s economy.
The founders of Musiksverige are SAMI (The Swedish Artists’ and Musicians’ Interest Organization), Musikerförbundet (Swedish Musicians Union), Symf (the Swedish Union of Professional Musicians), Stim (Swedish Performing Rights Society), FST (The Society of Swedish Composers), The Swedish Music Publishers Association, SKAP (The Swedish Society of Songwriters, Composers and Authors), IFPI Sweden (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) and SOM (Swedish Independent Labels).
Network members are SSES (Swedish Sound Engineers Society), Swedish Accordionists Association, MBIN (Music Business Independent Network), MMF (Music Managers Forum Sweden) and Association of Music Industry Training.