Hi all, here is an intriguing question.
We live in a highly interconnected World, where many products/services are jointly offered/built on different parts of the World. From iPhone to software, everything is outsourced. I wonder if this same principe could be applied in music business.
Cheiron and swedish music success included many non-Suedes as active part of their success. Which means there may be equally good talent elsewhere, but Sweden used intelligent systematic approach and benefited from it. I wonder if there is possibility to replicate and outsource this on a different part of the World.
Ofcourse we must take into account that Sweden is highly developed society with some specifics (bad weather, no ego, willing to collaborate, intelligent folks, folk songs heritage), but some other place could also have their own advantage. In this outsourcing craze, I cannot see that music industry will be left aside. Especially if royalties continue to diminish, it may discourage some but give opportunities to some other with lower salary expectations. Exactly as in software industry. Possible analogy with Silicon Valley is invalid, because there are biggest Venture Capital firms located, best connections etc. In music this is not so specific, you could produce hits out of small island theoretically, and labels wouldn't care about your locations, they only care about hits and commercial side.
Do you think Sweden in music business is at such advantage that it cannot be substituted or outsourced. Please give honest opinion, with no patriotism involved