Music Production in Times of Monopoly: The Example of Sweden
Abstract:For several decades now, Sweden has been successful in the worldwide popular music arena. This article explores how Sweden, as an integral part of the global music industry, has been able to cope with the changed market conditions brought about by regulatory changes and digital technologies. The article reflects on the virtualization of music distribution, the decline of the long‐play album and the ageing popular music audience.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 2006