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Figures provided to Ovum by the BPI show music consumption recorded a healthy increase in the UK in the first six months of this year.


  • Streaming registered the sharpest growth rate of the different consumption measures in the UK, with the number of streams served higher in the second quarter of this year than in the first.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest recorded-music consumption figures for the first half of 2017.
  • Assesses consumption by format and presents the most recent top-line retail sales figures.

Key questions answered

  • What share of recorded-music consumption is generated by streaming?
  • What is the overall growth rate for recorded-music consumption in 1H17 compared with the rate in 1H16?

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  • Summary
  • UK heading for third straight year of recorded-music growth
  • Streaming behind the digital takeover
  • Music the best-performing entertainment retail sector


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