30 01 13

UK music sales UP 11.6% in first four weeks of 2013… thanks to HMV?

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The woes of British retailer HMV are bad news for the music industry in the long-term, but in January so far they may have actually boosted music sales in the UK.

According to the Official Charts Company and the Entertainment Retailers Association, UK music sales were up 11.6% year-on-year in the first four weeks of 2013.

In fact, sales were up 15.3% in the first week, 14.2% in the third week and 12.9% in the fourth week, with a measly 3.8% rise in the second week bringing the overall rise down.

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Stuart Dredge
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