The latest market report from the Association of Norwegian Record Distributors show that sales of domestic repertoire has grown 40% in volume and 14% in value compared to last year. Domestic repertoire makes up for a 36% stake of the total sales compared to 23% last year.

Overall sales of phonograms are down 23% in volume and 30% in value compared to 2004.

Sales of CD albums are down 25% in volume and 31% in value compared to last year.

Sales of singles are down 23% in volume and 31% in value compared to last year.

Sales of DVD Music releases are up 28% in volume and 7% in value.

Total accumulated sales in 2005 so far are 5,6m albums, 317 000 singles and 129 000 Music DVDs amounting to a total turnover of NOK 376m (€ 47,7/$ 59,4). This is a reduction of 14% in volume and 13% in value compared to 2004.

These were the market shares in July 2005:

Sony BMG 22,9%
Universal 21,3%
EMI Recorded Music 13,6%
MBO 8,9%
Warner 6,9%
VME 6,9%
Bonnier Amigo 4,8%
Bare Bra / Tylden 3,5%
Master Music /Naxos 3,3%
MO 2,9%
Tuba 2,6%
Playground 2%
KKV 0,5%sd
 
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