According to the 2014 IFPI Norway Annual Report, international repertoire accounted for a 79 per cent stake of the market. Sales of physical units made up for no more than 17 per cent of overall turnover in 2015, with digital downloads generating 6 per cent and streaming services 78 per cent of total revenue.
Revenue from sales of physical units in 2015 ended at a value of 139 mNOK while digital downloads and streaming services generated 698 mNOK.
The Norwegian independent record label sector is represented by Fono – the Norwegian Independent Record Producers Association.
Key Norwegian independent record labels:
• Rune Grammfon
• Smalltown Supersound
• Cosmos Music
• Indie Recordings
• Fysisk Format
• Jansen Plateproduksjon
• Sofa Music
• Full Pupp
• Petroleum Records
• Rett i Fletta
• Riot Factory
• Aurora (contemporary/classical)
• Simax (contemporary/classical)
• LAWO (contemporary/classical)
• Karisma/Dark Essence
• Propeller Recordings
• Oslo Records
Norway’s major label sector is represented by IFPI Norway.
• Border Music Norway
• Tidal (now American owners)
Music Industry Networking Arenas
Oslo’s by:Larm is widely regarded as one of the Nordic music scene’s premier networking arenas and showcasing festivals. The event is staged annually mid-February in Oslo and features a wealth of showcases with Nordic bands and performers, seminars, meeting arenas and creative networking sessions.
Øya International is the Oslo festival’s programme for its foreign delegates and offers a tailored package for the participants with exclusive concerts, networking sessions and social events.
Folkelarm is the Norwegian folk/trad/world music scene’s premier meeting point and showcasing festival. Held at Oslo’s Riksscenen – the Norwegian Hub for Traditional Music and Dance, the showcase festival also features seminars and networking arenas for domestic as well as international folk music execs.
The Norwegian contemporary music scene’s main festival is without doubt the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival. The festival also features a tailored programme for its invited foreign delegates.
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