Nearly 8.3m Brits were music-streaming subscribers in January
While recent ERA and BPI figures have made much of the growth in revenue and consumption of music streaming services in the UK, they didn’t explains how many people in Britain pay for a music subscription. Now we have...
March 5, 2018
UK spending on recorded music grew by 9.6% in 2017
Brits spent more than £1.2bn on recorded music in 2017, a year-on-year increase of 9.6% fuelled by the growth of streaming subscriptions. Figures released by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) revealed that...
January 3, 2018
Music retail spending up by 11.2% in the UK this year
Very few people in the music industry want to tempt fate by publicly hailing the return of boom times. However, there are indications that 2017 could turn out to be the most impressive year of growth yet in our industry’s...
July 26, 2017
Spotify may be overtaking YouTube music for UK teenagers
YouTube remains a hugely popular for young people, but could Spotify really be overtaking it as their principle music source? That's the claim in a new report, Gen Z: Meet the Young Millennials, published by Midia Research...
June 28, 2017
Beyoncé bonus: ERA Yearbook reveals UK Lemonade downloads success
Tidal’s streaming exclusive on Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ may have been an important factor in the album’s high download sales in the UK in 2016. At least, that’s our reading of the Entertainment Retailers Association...
March 7, 2017
Paid music-streaming was worth £418.5m in the UK in 2016
Paid music-streaming revenues in the UK grew by 65.1% to £418.5m last year, according to the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) in its latest annual figures. That helped music revenues overall grow faster than...
January 5, 2017
Vinyl albums outgrossed download albums in UK last week
There is some sketchy reporting around some figures released by the UK’s Entertainment Retailers Association yesterday: we’ve seen claims that vinyl is now outselling music downloads in the UK, which is incorrect. Go...
December 7, 2016
ERA boss says exclusives damage streaming sector’s credibility
The chief executive of the UK’s Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) has criticised the trend for album exclusives on music-streaming services. Kim Bayley came down hard on the practice in her keynote speech at...
September 15, 2016
Six of the top 20 UK entertainment products are albums
The Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) has published its chart of the top entertainment products in the UK in the first half of 2016 – a chart that includes albums, TV/films and games.
July 19, 2016
ERA figures reveal £6.1bn of UK entertainment revenues in 2015
The UK’s Entertainment Retailers Association also released its annual figures yesterday. They revealed that the UK’s games, video and music markets totalled £6.1bn in 2015 – with all three sectors recording growth...
January 6, 2016
BPI / ERA ‘multi-channellers’ study links music streams to sales
We've had years of chatter about the extent to which streaming is cannibalising sales of downloads and CDs now. However, British music bodies the BPI and ERA have come out with a report suggesting another trend entirely:...
December 11, 2015
More cars shipping without CD players claims BPI/ERA report
20% of new cars sold in the UK this year won’t have built-in CD players, claims a new report commissioned by music industry bodies the BPI and ERA. That spells a rise for in-car entertainment based on digital services,...
October 30, 2015