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Introduction

UK music trade group the BPI and retailers' association ERA have reported respective growth in music consumption and retail sales, with streaming the main driver for both.

Highlights

  • The total number of streams served topped the 100 billion mark for the first time, boosting the number of streaming equivalent albums (SEAs) past 100 million.

Features and Benefits

  • Details recorded-music consumption and retail figures for 2019 as compared with 2018.
  • Examines consumption and sales by source, with figures published by both groups.

Key questions answered

  • What were the two main streaming milestones in the BPI and ERA recorded-music consumption and sales figures for 2019?
  • What share of retail sales in the UK last year came from music subscriptions?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Audio streaming breaks the 100 billion mark
  • Vinyl LP and audiocassette revival continues
  • Five straight years of rising recorded-music retail sales

Appendix

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