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Illustrasjon - Cder (140x125)Strong July sales

Publisert: 08/17/2004 av Tomas Lauvland Pettersen


Sunny weather and high temps have not kept people out of the Norwegian record stores; July sales are up 28% and domestic repertoire is the market winner.

The latest sales figures from the Association of Norwegian Record Distributors indicate a healthy recovery on the domestic phonogram market, a market that earlier this year showed signs of slowing down. July sales of sound carriers were up 28% in volume and 24% in value compared to last year.

Sales of CD albums have increased 37% in volume and 28% in value compared to 2003.

As predicted, sales of singles are down 23% in volume and 23% in value this July.

Sales of DVD music continues to drop and are down 33% in volume and 33% in value.

Sales of domestic repertoire continues its healthy development. In July the domestic percentage landed at a record 25% - nearly three times as high as the July 2001 figures. YTD sales of domestic repertoire makes for a 23% stake of the market.

So far this year, 6,3 million albums, 534 000 singles and 145 000 music DVDs have been shifted on the Norwegian market, amounting to a total revenue of NOK 434m (€52,4m/$64,7).

Universal 19,1%
EMI Recorded Music 14,9%
Sony 14,1%
Warner 12,5%
BMG 11,7%
Bonnier Amigo 7,9%
MO 4,5%
Tuba 4,1%
Master Music/Naxos 3,0%
VME 3,0%
Playground 2,8%
Bare Bra / Tylden 2,1%
KKV 0,3%


Related companies:

Association of Norwegian Record Distributors

IFPI Norway

Norwegian Independent Record Producers Assoc., NIRPA

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