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Digital now accounts for half of all UK music sales

Digital income now accounts for 50% of the UK record industry's sales revenue, according to new research.

20/02/2014  |  Full story...

Digital album sales overtake CDs for first time

Digital formats have now overtaken physical music sales in the UK, with downloads accounting for 55.5% of total industry revenues of £155.8m in Q1, according to new data. According to figures compiled by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) the impressive growth in digital boosted the record industry's overall market value by 2.7% to £155.8m and helped to offset a decline in sales of CDs.

01/06/2012  |  Full story...

Digital downloads rise, but overall music sales fall over 5%

Music sales have continued to fall in the UK, despite growth in digital downloads, according to figures released by the BPI. Combined sales of digital and physical albums fell overall by 5.6% to 113.2 million in 2011. According to the BPI figures, the CD remained the favoured format for UK album buyers in 2011, accounting for 76.1% of total sales compared with a 23.5% market share for digital and 0.3% for vinyl.

04/01/2012  |  Full story...

ISPs agree to tackle online piracy with music industry

The UK's six biggest ISPs have signed a memorandum of understanding with music industry body the BPI and the Motion Pictures Association of America, writes The Financial Times. The deal was brokered by the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (BERR) and the government is said to have made it clear that this is the internet industry's last chance to avoid legislative action or compulsory levies.
The memorandum commits the ISPs to work towards a "significant reduction" in illegal file-sharing and to develop legal music services. Under the plan ISPs will send 1,000 letters to highly active file sharers every week during a three-month trial. ISPs are working on a voluntary code of practice which will include agreed sanctions for dealing with persistent offenders. The code will be overseen by Ofcom.
From The Financial Times: http://www.ft.com, 23/07/2008
BPI: http://www.bpi.co.uk

23/07/2008

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