The BPI and Official Charts Company have published some more stats on UK music sales in 2012, breaking album and single sales down by genre. Top of the pops is, well, Pop, which accounted for 33.5% of British album sales and 38.5% of single sales last year, ahead of Rock (31.3% and 20% respectively). “In the singles market, Pop grabbed its biggest share for ten years,” notes CEO Geoff Taylor. “The great range of digital music services in the UK, integrated into many mobile devices, is making it easy for younger music fans to get into buying music.”  It also seems Brits were seeking out easy-listening to take their minds off the world’s economic woes: MOR/Easy Listening was the third most popular album-sales genre with a 7.6% market share.

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