Swedish Study Confirms Artist Revenue Rising

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Earlier this month, we had an entry on a study from the UK which graphed artist income vs. label income. The graph showed that even as revenue plummets for labels, artists have seen theirs increase. A new study of the Swedish music industry reveals a similar result: artists are getting more money as labels collapse. One issue regarding the relevance of the data is that the raw data is not available, meaning that it is impossible to tell if artist income is increasing only for established groups who fill arenas and falling for emerging acts. Either way, this data disproves a lot of music industry common knowledge. I am eagerly anticipating the release of a US version of this study.