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Month - January, 2015

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9th Jan 2015
  • The digital music store connected to Neil Young’s pricey and strange looking ‘high end’ Pono Player has launched- the bad news is that you’ll need more than a heart of gold to shop there! To complement the $399 (approx. £264) price tag of the Pono Player device, the PonoMusic World Store went live this week, with album prices ranging from $17.99 (just under £12) (for Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA) to over $27 (just under £18).
  • The Official Charts Company has revealed that for the first time ever, British artists claimed the entirety of the Top Ten selling albums in the UK last year. To the surprise of precisely no-one, the biggest selling album of the year was Ed Sheeran’s second album ‘x’, which has sold 1.7m (1,689,124) copies in the UK since its release in June last year and spent 14 weeks at the top of the album chart.
  • As download sales peak and streaming rises, it wouldn’t be a New Year without a glance back at 2014’s biggest industry stats- so hold on tight for a predictable parade of Spotify, Sheeran and Swift. The Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) reported that last year, the UK download sector dropped by 14.9% to £338.1 million, whilst streaming revenues increased by 65.1%, contributing £106m to the industry.
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