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A big jump in streaming in the UK returned recorded music consumption to growth last year. According to the trade association the BPI, album-equivalent unit sales were up in 2015 with the retail value of recorded music also returning to growth.


  • The vinyl revival also continued in 2015 with sales of vinyl LPs rising to a 21-year high.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details the recorded music sales figures published by the UK trade association the BPI.
  • The research note explains which recorded music formats and service types performed best in 2015.

Key questions answered

  • What was behind the return to growth for recorded music sales in the UK?
  • How did recorded music sales perform in 2015 compared with the other entertainment sectors of video and games?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Streaming grabs the headlines, but CDs still dominate
  • Even balance between audio and video streams
  • Retail recorded music sales growth


  • Author

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