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Streaming Drives new ERA for Retail

The Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) has published new stats showing that UK entertainment retail sales were up 6.4% in the first half of 2017, with the surprise twist being that music retail led the way with an 11.2% uplift...

ERA: Access Overtakes Ownership

Have we surpassed the tipping point from ownership to subscription? The latest figures from the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) seem to support this- entertainment spending on subscription models outstripped money spent on physical and download formats in 2016 for...

HMV: Retail Gets Physical

HMV has returned to form as UK’s largest physical musical retailer. Figures from retailing data analyst Kantar Worldpanel suggest the retailer has increased its share of the physical entertainment market by 3.1% generating 41,000 new customers in the 12 weeks to...

Tidal: Lemons Into Lemonade

In a further fragmentation of the growing streaming market, Beyonce has released new ‘visual album’ Lemonade exclusively on Tidal following the premiere of a TV special on HBO. The album is essentially a series of music videos, featuring the...

Vinyl Stocked in Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s are the latest supermarket to jump on the vinyl train, with the announcement that it will stock the format for the first time since the 1980’s. The range, launching in store on March 21st, will apparently include a...

A New ERA For Entertainment?

A turn up for not only the books but the CDs and DVDs – Just as Kanye West forsakes the CD format completely, the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) has published figures revealing that the number of physical stores selling...

Adele Pips FIFA to the Post

According to the Entertainment Retailer’s Association (ERA) annual entertainment chart, Adele’s ‘25’ was the top selling entertainment product of 2015, beating the likes of FIFA, Paddington and Call of Duty. The ERA chart is based on data from Official...

Adele’s 25: Such Great Heights

So, Adele released an album and it has now sold a canny few copies. The end. You didn’t think that you were getting away that easily did you? Gather round for some yuletide sales stats on ‘25’. Released on...

Don’t Stop Believin’

Regular readers of The Gen will know that there is nothing that we love more than a good old strategic partnership in the music industry. So, we were delighted to hear that our pals at Believe Digital have secured...

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