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Creative Accounting: £84bn in 2014

2016 is so far shaping up to be another major stats party, with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) recently revealing that the creative industries were worth over £84bn to the economy in 2014- generating almost £9.6m...
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High Flying Vinyl Charts

The Official Charts Company has dropped the needle on the main beneficiary of the recent vinyl boom and, far from fulfilling any sort of heritage act dad rock clichés it is…Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Gallagher’s LP ‘Chasing Yesterday’ was...
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£3.1bn Boost from Music Tourism

A report published by UK Music this month revealed that the amount of so-called ‘music tourists’ in the UK has increased by over a third in the last three years. According to ‘Wish you Were Here 2015’, 9.5 million...
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Royal Males

It is officially the era of the male solo artist, with the BPI’s artist gender survey (yes such a thing exists) revealing that British male solo artists enjoyed their strongest UK sales share in over 15 years in 2014. The...
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Brits Abroad: Sales Soar

Yet another positive stats story, as it’s revealed that UK acts claimed a 13.7% share of global album sales in 2014- reportedly the highest figure since BPI records began recording such figures. Five of the top ten global recording...
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Charge of the Light Ballad Brigade

UK artists claimed over 12% of US album sales last year, with a familiar roll call of Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Coldplay and One Direction leading the polite charge Stateside. With debut ‘In the Lonely Hour’, Smith achieved the...
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Festival Fever: £1bn into Economy

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF), which represents 50 of the UK’s independent music festivals, has released new figures revealing that its member festivals have contributed an estimated £1 billion to the UK economy in audience spend over a...
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Spotify: Ad Men

As it is revealed that ‘wildcard’ Ed Sheeran is the first British artist to be streamed two billion times on Spotify, the streaming service has also announced a 53% rise in ad revenue in the first quarter of 2015....
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ABCs: Public NME

The latest ABC figures for the six months ending December 31st 2014 are out and tell a depressingly familiar tale of year-on-year declines, with NME down by 23% year-on-year with circulation dropping from 18,184 to 15,384. As (possibly false)...


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