Despite a population of just 10.5 million people, Sweden is a chart-music superpower. The city of Stockholm has a high number of municipal music schools and strong choral traditions. The city also has a high level of uptake on modern technology that contributes to the music friendly climate. Stockholm is a major MusicTech hub and the birthplace of many leading music technology companies. The City is ranked among the top MusicTech cities in the world by Cluster Observatory.
The pandemic has been extremely tough for the industry as a whole. Artists have seen a majority of their revenue lost, tour staff have been out of work and most have completely lost safety nets. But going forward, there are positive effects as a result off lockdowns and restrictions that were imposed around the world. The collaborations between creators in all genres have become more noticeable as well as innovation in creating new digital platforms for the meeting between artist and fans.