The latest figures from the BPI show that total UK recorded music trade income rose 1.4% to £928.8 million last year, thanks to a 47.8% rise in digital income and a more modest decline in CD sales than expected. Digital now accounts for 20.3% of recorded music revenues in the UK at £188.9 million. Another interesting stat: ad-supported streaming music services – a category that includes Spotify, we7, and YouTube in the BPI’s definition – generated £8.2 million of trade revenues in the UK last year, up 247% but still only 1% of the total. Subscription services gew by 37.2% to £11.8 million – a figure that includes eMusic, Comes With Music, Napster and Spotify Premium among others.

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