Recorded music sales are decreasing world wide, thanks in part to illegal downloading on sites like the Sweden-based Pirate Bay. Despite the best efforts of their countrymen at Pirate Bay, music sales in Sweden bucked that trend last year with more Swedish consumers buying music than in 2008. Even CD’s, the product hit hardest by the digitalization of music, saw a 1.8% rise in Swedish sales. The New York Times has an article about Sweden’s new found desire to pay for music here. Check it out!