The latest sales figures from the Association of Norwegian Record Distributors show that the domestic music market continues to shrink. The August sales figures are down 4 % compared to 2007. Sales of physical units are down 8% compared to last year while digital download sales grew with 58% in value.
Sales of singles are down 43% in value while DVD music releases are up 2% in value in July 2008.
So far in 2008, 5,1m physical units have been shifted, resulting in a total turnover of NOK 295m while digital downloads have generated a NOK 36m turnover. Overall, combined physical and digital sales are down 8% in total so far this year.
Association of Norwegian Record Distributors (Organizations)
IFPI Norway (Organizations)
Norwegian Independent Record Producers Assoc., NIRPA (Organizations)