A quick word from the first day of the BPI Sync Licensing Mission in Los Angeles
20.6m compilations sold during 2012, up 7.2% on 2011.
NOW series sales reach 2.7m – an 11-year high. Digital powering growth of compilations albums – a quarter sold as downloads last year.
Combined CD and digital album sales volumes up 1.4% in Q1 2013 from 23.0 million to 23.3 million
Adele, Maroon 5 and Gotye behind the UK’s biggest-selling digital singles of all-time
How the music industry is dealing with the ‘disruptive technology’ of the web
Take a quick stroll down the BRIT Awards-memory lane
The full list of nominees and winners from The BRIT Awards 2013
British artists account for one in seven (13.7%) artist albums sold in the US recorded music market in 2012 – the highest share on record
A fifth of British music buyers have fully transitioned to digital music.
Edinburgh music fans revealed as the UK’s biggest users of Spotify.
27.7% of population have purchased downloads or streamed
More details available in our INTERNATIONAL section
Led by Emeli Sandé, Pop claims over a third of album sales for second successive year. A rock revival as Mumford & Sons and Coldplay help boost albums share to 31.3% in 2012