Forget the 51 weeks of the year when we all think music is RUBBISH: this week is officially ‘Music is GREAT’ week – a campaign to promote British music talent. To celebrate, the BPI has announced that the UK accounted for 12.6% of global music sales in 2011, up from 11.8% in 2010, with British music reaching a retail value of £1.9bn overseas. That rise of 0.8 percentage points has a lot to do with Adele, whose ’21’ album sold 18m copies in 2011, taking a 1.6% share of all albums sold globally. There’s even a quote from Prime Minister David Cameron to celebrate the figures: “We are determined to support British creative businesses that generate jobs and opportunities for young people.” Questions about the implementation of the Digital Economy Act should be forwarded to 10 Downing Street, London…

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