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In January, the trade body the BPI reported UK recorded-music consumption figures for last year with streaming and vinyl highlighted as the biggest gainers.


  • Included in the figures for the first time were performance rights and synchronization earnings, both of which registered growth year on year.

Features and Benefits

  • Reveals recorded-music trade details for the UK for 2016.
  • Analyzes trade earnings by source.

Key questions answered

  • What was behind the rise in trade sales in the UK last year?
  • What share of total trade sales last year were generated by streaming?

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  • Summary
  • UK recorded-music trade sales set to return to £1bn
  • Physical albums still the single biggest revenue source
  • Paid subscriptions to take the lead


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