Phonogram sales on the Norwegian market fell in July while domestic acts continue to strengthen their position on the home market.
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%
EMI Recorded Music 13,6%
Bonnier Amigo 4,8%
Bare Bra / Tylden 3,5%
Master Music /Naxos 3,3%