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A full report on all aspects of the UK music industry


  • Optimism about a return to longer-term recorded music growth in the UK was quickly extinguished with the publication of last year’s trade results. Three straight years of decline ended in 2013 with a rise in trade revenue but recorded music sales slipped back again in 2014.

Features and Benefits

  • The report details all aspects of the music industry in the UK – recorded, retail, copyright, broadcasting, and live
  • The report includes all the latest facts and figures about the UK music industry

Key questions answered

  • Just how popular is Spotify in the UK?
  • Why did royalty collections in the UK fall in 2014?

Table of contents

Recorded music

  • Music sales down in 2014 after growth in 2013
  • Lower fall in retail sales value
  • Music companies

Music retail

  • Resurgence of retail chain HMV
  • Full complement of digital music services
  • Digital infrastructure developments

Copyright protection and rights administration

  • Alerts and notices
  • Closing down Internet domain names
  • Royalty collections


  • Radio heads off the online competition
  • Fierce competition in the pay TV sector


  • Strong demand for live performance
  • World-leading live venues
  • Sponsors keen on live backing
  • Secondary ticketing compromise


  • Methodology
  • Author

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