This thesis could not have been done without the support and contributionsfrom several people. We would like to thank the following for their valuableinfluence and help:
(Majorstudio) for helping us with numbers, access to interviews andcritical review of the material presented to him.
Hans Ole Rian
(Mfo) for valuableinsights into the music industry, and access to artists for the survey.
(GramArt) for help with sending out a survey to the artists and for providing uswith helpful information about the industry.
Christopher E. Andersen
(QuestBack) for professional help with the questionnaire sent out.
(Dagens Næringsliv) for giving us access to a previous music survey.
for providing the framework to calculatethe total music industry revenues and total artist income; this thesis would not included those numbers if it were not for their research.The authors would also like to thank the following organizations for helping usin getting access to industry numbers and annual reports and answering ourmany questions:
Fond for Lyd og Bilde, Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere, FONO,GramArt, Gramo, IFPI, Musikernes Fellesorganisasjon, Nordic Copyright Bureau,Norsk Kulturråd, Norwaco, Rikskonsertene og TONO
.We also would like to express our gratitude to Liv-Kristin Bjerkøe and TrineSkalmerud for their support throughout the work on the thesis.Finally a special thanks to our supervisor, Associate Professor
for sharing his insights, and providing guidance and clever suggestionsthroughout the process. Your encouragement was of great value!
Oslo. September 1
2010Richard Bjerkøe Anders Sørbo