The BPI’s annual yearbook All About The Music 2020 gives a detailed insight into the year in UK recorded music in 2019 through lots of facts, figures and informed analysis.
Written and compiled by Rob Crutchley and edited by Chris Green, and featuring an introduction by BPI CEO Geoff Taylor, this 41st edition of the BPI’s authorative industry yearbook evaluates UK music consumption and trends in 2019 over 80 pages. It is presented in six major sections covering the size and value of the UK market, an analysis of sales and streams, a detailed breakdown of the market, consumer behaviour and demographics, a look at the retail sector, and how British music is performing in the world market.
Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive BPI & BRIT Awards, said:
“From the superfan to the most casual of listeners, music plays an indispensable role in most British lives. This seeming near-ubiquity is not achieved without constant innovation and relentless record label investment in the next generation of diverse new talent that keeps British music riding high at home and around the world.
“Through Stormzy, Dave, AJ Tracey and others, UK rap is at a new critical and commercial peak and even though global competition for attention in the streaming age is fierce, artists such as Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Mabel, Rex Orange County and Lewis Capaldi have kept the profile of UK music high with their international chart success. This, in turn, builds on the platform for exciting new talent such as BRITs Rising Star Celeste and BRIT Awards nominees Freya Ridings and Aitch to join them.
“Music has a unique power to connect us all, even at a distance, to reduce feelings of isolation, and to cheer our hearts and to soothe our minds. This will be even more valuable in these troubled times.”
“All About The Music 2020” is available free to all BPI members, and can be purchased from the BPI’s website on publication here.