2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Distribution of Income in a Streaming Economy

The Norwegian digital music market is the world’s most advanced, with a 78 % digital market share of recorded music. Most artists and labels regard streaming as positive and that substantial revenues are being generated, yet some still raise concerns about the current settlement model’s ability to sustain local music, smaller niches and more ‘complex’ music.
Clouds & Concerts, a research project at the University of Oslo, presents the results of a study comparing two different settlement models based on anonymized user data from music streaming service WiMP. The panel will then discuss what a new settlement model could mean for the fan-artists relation, development of new talent, and long-term legitimacy of streaming services.



Arnt Maaso

Assoc Professor

University of Oslo

Associate Professor of Media Studies at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, Norway. Lead in study of music streaming within the Clouds & Concerts research project in collaboration with music streaming service WiMP and telco Telenor. He has a background as musician and composer, and has been teaching and studying music and media for the last two decades. Maaso was awarded Teacher of the year at the University of Oslo in 2011.


Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen


Guitarist and composer in Hedvig Mollestad Trio. Official showcasing artist at SXSW 2014.


Inger Elise Mey

Dir Online Media & Intl Licensing


Director of Online Media and International Licensing at TONO, the Norwegian Performing Rights Society. Copyright lawyer and legal expert on use of music in digital markets.


Kjartan Slette

Head of Strategy

WiMP/Aspiro Music

Member of the Management Team at WiMP Music and heading RADR Music News. In charge of the Strategy, Product and Editorial departments, in addition to being cofounder of a new Norwegian innovation hub for music under the name MashUP.

WiMP is a music streaming service focusing on inspiring users to find new music and old favorites. Through local editorial teams in each country, WiMP provides daily recommendations, tips and playlists for any occasion. The service is available on computers and mobiles, tablets and network players. Read more on www.wimpmusic.com.

WiMP is currently live in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Poland.


Trond Tornes

Mktg Mgr

Phonofile AS

Marketing Manager Phonofile AS. Phonofile (since 1999) is a pioneer in digital music distribution and the biggest indie digital distributor in the Nordics with offices in Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen.
Working with international profiled artists/labels like Todd Terje (Olsen Records), Juan Atkins (Metroplex), Karim (Transmat), Highasakite, Death by Unga Bunga, Team Me (Propeller), Atlanter (Jansen), WhoMadeWho (Darup), Maya Vik (Oslo Records), Hedvig Mollestad Trio (Rune Grammofon), Solander, Mire Kay (Tendervision), Simian Ghost (Red Eye Transition), Baby in Vain (Crab Salad) and many others. Also, Phonofile is a co-founder of MashUP, a innovation hub for technology and music in Norway. Phonofile is a member, and in the board of Merlin - the global rights agency for the independent label sector, representing over + 20k indie labels from over 39 countries.

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