Pop Music http://nhpr.org en Why Sweden Rocks At Pop Music http://nhpr.org/post/why-sweden-rocks-pop-music <p>Two decades have passed since Swedish quartet Ace of Base picked up Abba's mantle. Their single, 'The Sign,' topped U.S. charts and cemented a permanent place on pop playlists for decades to come.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/iqu132vTl5Y" width="420"></iframe></p><p>Ace of Base also ushered in the so-called 'Swedish Miracle,' an era between 1990 and 2003&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">when music royalties earned by Sweden from foreign markets were twice as much per capita as royalties paid to songwriters and performers in the U.S. Today, Sweden is the world’s number three music exporter. </span></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Nolan Feeney </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">writes and produces for <em>T</em></span><em><em style="line-height: 1.5;">he Atlantic</em></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>'</em>s entertainment channel, where he asked <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2013/10/why-is-sweden-so-good-at-pop-music/280945/">“Why Is Sweden&nbsp;So Good at Pop Music?”</a></span></p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 19:15:05 +0000 Virginia Prescott 38459 at http://nhpr.org Why Sweden Rocks At Pop Music