Happy new year! Fancy starting off 2014 with some music industry sales figures? British music body the BPI and the Official Charts Company have just released their official UK recorded music numbers for 2013.
They could answer some key questions: specifically whether streaming music services like Spotify are eating into download sales on stores like Apple’s iTunes, and whether they’re helping to increase overall music industry revenues as they are in countries like Sweden and Norway. Also: are One Direction still quite popular? (Answer: yes).