The Norwegian music industry is having a good year, thanks to Spotify and other online music streaming services.
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.
Overall, first half music revenues were up 17 percent in Norway. Sales of physical disks fell by 29 percent and music download revenue dropped 21 percent. Digital sales, both downloads and streaming, now accounts for fully 80 percent of music revenue in the territory.