Music sales are down in the United States, the U.K., Canada… I could go on, but why not talk about a country that’s apparently doing something right?
Music sales in Sweden went up 5 percent in 2013.
Much like the U.S., CD sales and digital downloads are down in Sweden. CD sales are down 30 percent and digital downloads are down 22.6 percent. This has been solidly offset by the rise in streaming.
Streaming rose 30.3 percent and now accounts for 71 percent of music sales in Sweden.
Vinyl also followed the upward trend of other countries. Vinyl sales went up 22 percent and now make up 1.4 percent of all sales.