Stockholm – the birthplace of music technology
Stockholm is famous for ranking among the world’s top exporters of music as well as its vibrant tech scene. But fewer people know that the Swedish capital is the number-one hub for the music tech industry. In 2015 alone, Stockholm’s Music tech companies attracted investments of USD 555 million. Music tech is where music and technology connect, for producing or consuming music.
Stockholm has been good at merging our leading music industry with the tech scene. Ever since the 90s, a lot of the world’s biggest pop acts come to Stockholm to produce their music in cooperation with the city’s many music creators. Combined with this, Stockholm, after Silicon Valley, has produced the most tech unicorns per capita. These two ingredients have set the foundation and development for a whole new industry of music and we want the world to experience it.
With the help of a unique video you can experience the hidden places in Stockholm where some of the defining moments within music and tech took place. Explore the concert hall where First Aid Kit made Patty Smith cry, or where Zara Larsson decided to skip dance classes in favour of the music program. Discover the place where Spotify founders Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon met for the first time.
The video is narrated by critically acclaimed artist Mapei and includes a Stockholm subway map you can discover 14 important birthplaces for contemporary music and Music tech around the capital of Scandinavia, Stockholm.
Music and technology are entwined together and created everywhere in Stockholm. Stockholm is a melting pot for music and tech and that’s why we wanted to visually show some of those places. Our vision is to inspire visitors to discover some of the defining places and moments for music and Music tech. It’s a fun alternative for those who want to see a different side of the city and find out more about Stockholm’s music scene.