Estonian pop music faces tough times

  • 2003-04-10
  • Justin Petrone
TALLINNMention selling 3,000 copies of a record to Susan Lillevali and her eyes light up. "3,000! That is amazing," she says. Lillevali sings with Family, a pop collective of nine singers who do covers and originals. To Family, Estonia is the world, and 3,000 copies is an astounding number considering Estonia's pint sized market of 1.4 million people.However, for many artists from smaller countries, the world is the world. Take Sweden's The Hives, Finland's Bomfunk MCs, or Iceland's Bjork - all artists that came out of small markets to enjoy critical and commercial international success.Whi...
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