Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland monetise SoundCloud plays

SoundCloud Premier monetisation has launched in four new countries meaning that artists can get paid for their plays in these countries. Today, SoundCloud Premier monetisation goes live in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland. This means…

Spotify Has Increased Its Premium Subscription by 10% in Norway for New Customers – Existing Subscribers Will Increase in July

Spotify are testing a 10% price increase starting in May for new customers in Norway. Its planned that if the test goes well that this will be rolled out to existing subscribers in July. This…

Basically half of all Swedes and Norwegian’s pay for music streaming

48% of people in Sweden and Norway have paid music streaming services like Spotify, with Nord’s in general loving streaming music. YouGov have discovered some really interesting facts about the popularity of music streaming in…

Norway the first country to ditch analogue radio completely for digital

Today marks a giant moment for music and in particular radio, which Norway will no longer broadcast outside of digital stations – the first country to nationally shut off radio signals. Today the radio signals…

Spotify meets X-Factor in NBC’s new show ‘The Stream’

NBC have acquired the rights to a unique new type of music talent show that decides the winners based on how many streams they get online. The Stream was a fascinating talent show from Norway…

Music streaming in Norway is so big even download drops can’t hold it back

Norway’s music industry saw an impressive rise in profits despite music download sales falling, thanks to an incredible rise in streaming and physical music profits. Norway has been one of the biggest digital music consumers…

Alan Walker Has Been Steady at Number 1 in Norway, Sweden and Denmark in the Spotify Charts

Alan Walker is an electronic artist from Norway who has been working with RouteNote for quite some time. Recently Alan Walker was lucky enough to sign a great new management team as well as a…

Sweden Loves Streaming!

In the birth place of streaming giants Spotify and SoundCloud, Sweden love streaming! In fact, according to Music Business Worldwide 2014 statistics, 80% of all music sales in Sweden come directly from streaming services such…

Recorded Music Market Stats for Norway 2013 – Music Streaming and Digital Account for Majority of Music Royalties

Figures for the recorded music business in Norway have been released for 2013. Norway are one of the leaders in the digital music world (along with other Scandinavian countries) and this is really shows in…

Creed Has Saved a 13 Year Old Boy from a Pack of Wolves

It has been reported that a 13 year old Norwegian boy escaped a pack of wolves by playing them Creed’s single Overcome, authorities want to know what the kid was doing listening to Creed.