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Retailers raising voices over global music release date negotiations

Here's the state of play in the debate over whether the music industry should shift to a unified global release date: everyone seems in favour, it's just that they'd like the chosen day of the week to be the one that's already...
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ERA slams U2 / iTunes giveaway: ‘Dismal failure… devalues music’

The morning after Apple launches a dedicated webpage to help people delete U2's new album from their devices is a good time to issue a press release calling the partnership a "dismal failure". However, the broadside from...
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ERA boss criticises music industry for ‘opposition’ to innovation

Suggesting that music rightsholders don’t support digital innovation is an age-old argument, but it doesn’t seem to be going away. Latest to wield the digital-dinosaurs stick is Kim Bayley, boss of the UK’s...
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Streaming makes up a quarter of UK entertainment spend

ERA has published its numbers for digital entertainment revenues in the UK in 2013 with the headline stat being that streaming and access-based services now make up 26% of the market value. But that needs to be put into context...
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ERA laments role of ‘weak release schedule’ in 2013’s UK music sales

The BPI was notably positive about the UK music sales figures for last year (see our alert from earlier this week for more on that).
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ERA says Apple’s HMV app ban raises “serious issues of competition”

Apple removed HMV's new iOS app from its App Store yesterday, after realising belatedly that it was allowing people to buy music downloads within the app – a well-established no-no on iOS. Now the UK's Entertainment...
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UK downloads pass 1bn

A total of 1bn downloads have been sold in the UK to date, based on Official Charts Company data from 2004 to 2013. To get a sense of the gathering momentum, an average of 500,000 sales were happening a week in 2004 and in...
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UK music, video and games revenues dip in 2012 says ERA

Digital sales across the music, video and games grew by 11.4% to just over £1bn in 2012. The bad news: physical sales of CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs and boxed games fell by 17.6%. ERA claims that digital music sales increased...
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ERA report reveals UK games, video and music sales stats

The UK games market was worth £1.9bn in 2011, ahead of video (£1.8bn) and music (£1.1bn). That makes games worth 40.2% of the entertainment market, video worth 37.6% and music 22.2%.
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ERA report reveals UK games, video and music sales stats

The UK's Entertainment Retailers Association has published its annual ERA Yearbook, providing retail stats for the music, games and video markets.
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Adele sold more units than Call of Duty in the UK last year

The UK's Entertainment Retailers Association has published a consolidated chart of Britain's biggest selling entertainment products in 2011, by units. Adele's '21' tops the list with 3.9m sales, ahead of Call of Duty: Modern...
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Adele sold more units than Call of Duty in the UK last year

Adele versus Call of Duty? Now that's a console spin-off we'd like to see. The UK's Entertainment Retailers Association has published a consolidated chart of Britain's biggest selling entertainment products in 2011, by units.