British Music Industry Figures Up

2010-04-26 by Dave de Sylvia STAFF | 12 Comments
The British music industry has been buoyed by news, announced today, that income from music sales has grown for the first time in six years.

The unexpected news was revealed today by the British Phonographic Industry, the trade association that represents the music industry in the UK. Total income from sales has risen modestly from £916 million in 2008 to £929 million in 2009.

The increase captures two broad trends. CD sales have continued to decline, by 6% to £740 million, but for the first time the increase in income from digital sales has outstripped the decline, jumping a full 53% to £154 million.

The top-selling album of the year was Susan Boyle's I Dreamed A Dream, which sold a staggering 6 million copies to become the fastest-selling debut album in history, more than 2 million of which were sold in the UK. Lady Gaga topped the singles chart with 'Poker Face.'

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AliW1993
April 26th 2010
7511 Comments


I suppose this is encouraging, I didn't know so much was still made from CD sales.

The less said about whats actually being bought the better though (SuBo)

Nikkolae
April 26th 2010
5373 Comments


well this is good, hopefully it will keep going up

Digging: Skycamefalling - 10.21

Fugue
April 26th 2010
7371 Comments


CD sales still going down and yet HMV prices remain pretty inflated. How's that work?

Steerpike
April 26th 2010
1861 Comments


CD sales still going down and yet HMV prices remain pretty inflated. How's that work?


It involves a bunch of guys in suits who don't actually listen to music thinking of ways they can get more money from you so that they can finally get that BMW with the cocaine caddy on the seatbelts.

HMV may be bad, but I'll wager FYE are still the worst when it comes to price gouging.

NovaSilver
April 26th 2010
130 Comments


beats expectations but i dont think anyone's going to be jumping for joy. Digital sales still less than 20% of the total? i wonder how that tallies up with how many are being pirated.

lauriej
April 26th 2010
1713 Comments


HMV are worse than bad

Fugue
April 26th 2010
7371 Comments


worse than that.

VonManHead
April 26th 2010
179 Comments


good news i guess, although i'm all for getting music for free even if it's through "pirating."

adrianman
April 26th 2010
59 Comments


how does one pirate music?

Zip
April 27th 2010
5312 Comments


Well it's less of pirating and more like illegal livestock herding.

Skimaskcheck
April 27th 2010
2364 Comments


The first financially positive news for music in ages it seems

AtomicWaste
Moderator
April 28th 2010
2764 Comments


how does one pirate music?


First you get a boat. Preferably of a sturdy wood and with good sails.
Then you take the sails down and adorn them with a jolly roger, which is a skull and crossbones.
Finally, you sail to the isles of music, and plunder their precious precious trade goods.
Lather, rinse, repeat.



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