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UK music trade group the BPI and the retailers' association ERA have reported respective growth in music consumption and retail sales.


  • Strong gains in music streaming boosted UK consumption levels and retail sales of recorded music last year.

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  • Details the music consumption and retail sales figures published by the two associations.
  • Examines consumption and sales by format over the past five years.

Key questions answered

  • What share of music consumption was generated by music streaming last year?
  • How far short of the 2001 peak were music retail sales in 2018?

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  • Summary
  • Streaming gains boost UK recorded-music consumption
  • Slowdown in the vinyl LP revival
  • Fourth year of growth in recorded-music retail sales


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