Norwegian music sales up 7% in 2012, streaming claimed 45% of market - IFPI report

Tom Pakinkis

IFPI Norway has published music sales figures for 2012 revealing a 7% overall increase with digital revenues significantly exceeding physical.

Total music sales in Norway fetched 545.3m Krone last year (approx. $98.4m) compared to 508m in 2011.

Of total sales, streaming accounted for 45% in 2012 (compared to 32% in 2011), downloads claimed 16% (compared to 17% in 2011) while physical sales counted for 39% (compared to 51% in 2011).

“This is the first time we see an increase in ...

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