Scott Roxborough

Bribery Allegations Force Rule Change at Eurovision Song Contest

Bribery Allegations Force Rule Change at Eurovision Song Contest

This year's contest was marked by controversy after it was alleged that some jury members had been bribed to vote for the contestant from Azerbaijan who finished second. Eurovision organizers are currently investigating the allegations, but are pushing through rule changes regardless “to put an end to these speculations and clamp down on attempts to unfairly influence the voting."
Streaming Sales Lift Scandinavian Music Market

Streaming Sales Lift Scandinavian Music Market

Statistics, published Thursday, by the Norwegian recording industry showed streaming revenue up 66 percent in the first half of this year and that streaming now accounts for two thirds of total music revenues in the region, up from 46 percent of total music sales in Norway last year.

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