Sweden’s Hike in Music Sales: a First in a DecadeAdded: Monday, January 18th, 2010
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IFPI Sweden has reason for their elation! In nearly a decade, 2009 sales of music resulted to a first, 10.2 %, in Sweden since 2000.
2009 statistics revealed that digital sales revenues from services such as Spotify etc have increased rapidly. This also lead to an increase in Physical CD. Thanks to file-sharing!
A battlefield was active in Sweden against unauthorized file-sharing sites. The biggest BitTorrent is found in Sweden and it is so well-known! For some recent year the new culture has incorporated file-sharing as an everyday phenomena. Hence the fights against torrents was met with huge opposition and proved to be successful, hasn’t it?
The physical CD sales brought 1.9 % increase compared to 2008, yet a significant upward rise as it brought 80 % of the music industry revenue.
However , the whole celebration emanates from the digital sphere.
As per the chairman of IFPI, Ludvig Werner, “I think the main reason for the increase in revenue is the availability of better legal services”
The rational reasons behind such a tremendous increase are the offers made available to the public.
The industry has resisted the file-sharing sites but in spite of that illicit file-sharing services gained traction. And thank God, as the industry should be thankful to these unauthorized sources. The latter were the one who made the industry aware of the much alive and highly active digital market that was growing with full fever.
Nevertheless IFPI states that these innovative markets can function properly once they are free from illegal file-sharing competition.
Werner states that these sales figures are due to the introduction of IPRED, the anti-file sharing legislation, introduced in April 2009.
There are divided thoughts on that as Måns Svensson, PhD in Sociology of Law Lund University, advises to proceed with caution as mentioned to Metro.
“I do not think we should exaggerate the effect. In our studies, we see that there are many who still share files. But it mostly affects the sales of physical copies where there has been a very small increase.”
As per the surveys and studies done, its ascertains that youngsters’ trends have drastically changed and the digital market is their “hanging- out place”, therefore making them the biggest file sharers.
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Monday, January 18th, 2010
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