U.K. Recording Industry Picks Up $1.6 Billion In 2015

Published: Wednesday 6th Jan 2016 by David
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Hip Hop & R&B act Wstrn and Pop superstar Adele are among of a group of British acts praised for helping the market’s industry sweep up $1.6 billion from consumers in 2015.

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The trio, who hail from West London, stormed the market with their breakout single ‘IN2‘ which peaked at #4 on the Official Singles Chart and #10 on Australia’s ARIA tally.

Now, as they fly the flag for Urban music in the country they join the likes of Adele, Ed Sheeran, Little Mix and Calvin Harris to score praise for moves they have made in and for their domestic market.

Billboard reports:

Music consumption in the United Kingdom climbed by 3.5 percent in 2015 to total £1.1 billion ($1.6 billion) in retail sales value, according to annual figures released today by labels trade body the BPI.

The rise was largely driven by sustained growth in the streaming sector — which,like the U.S., nearly doubled — by 82 percent in volume to 26.8 billion audio streams, up from 14.8 billion the previous year, and now representing over a fifth (22 percent) of music consumed in the U.K. Streaming subscription revenues totalled £251 million ($368 million) in 2015, almost a 50 percent rise on the previous year’s total of £168 million ($246 million).

Digital formats accounted for 54% of all British music consumption while CD sales generated $687 million with help from Adele’s ’25’ which shifted 2.5 million units in the market within six weeks.

It now stands as the best-selling LP of the year.

Best-selling albums in the U.K. in 2015

1. Adele / 25 / XL Recordings (Beggars Group)
2. Ed Sheeran / X / Asylum/Atlantic Records UK (Warner Music UK)
3. Sam Smith / In The Lonely Hour / Capitol/Capitol (Universal Music UK)
4. Elvis Presley / If I Can Dream / Sony Music CG/Sony Music CG (Sony Music Entertainment UK)
5. Justin Bieber / Purpose / Def Jam/Virgin EMI (Universal Music UK)
6. Taylor Swift / 1989 / EMI/Virgin EMI (Universal Music UK)
7. Jess Glynne / I Cry When I Laugh / Atlantic/Atlantic Records UK (Warner Music UK)
8. James Bay / Chaos And The Calm / Republic Records/Virgin EMI (Universal Music UK)
9. Coldplay / A Head Full Of Dreams / Parlophone/Parlophone (Warner Music UK)
10. George Ezra / Wanted on Voyage / Columbia/Columbia Label Group (Sony Music Entertainment UK)


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  1. Arfa January 6, 2016

    ANTI IS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND ON THAT LIST

    • Mother January 6, 2016

      Is it even out yet you dumb f***?

  2. Hotline Blingee January 6, 2016

    Come through Uk. They’re kind of slaying us critically right now.

  3. Suicide Blonde January 6, 2016

    Elvis Presley…Wow!

  4. Hovah2.0 January 6, 2016

    Not 1 single black artist smdh. Blacks have definitely been black listed from the industry

    • Arfa January 6, 2016

      Buy their music then biitch!

  5. LmfaoHoe January 6, 2016

    First of all there’s a difference of buying an artist music if they themselves have no promo or support by the industry of the knowledge or knowing n artist about to drop a single or album with no radio play or announcement to the general public. Again this bs stereotype that black folks don’t buy albums is utterly bs. Plenty of black ppl support their artist especially going out to see them at concerts, the consumers are not a fault, the industry is. Example my mother loves Mariah but didn’t buy the album til the last minute cause she wasn’t aware or her friends knewv Mimi even released an album, same with Janet and Tyrese the lack of promo and support to release something when Adele simply had a huge ass promo/machine anticipating her release with hell of airplay on every station.Especially for adding streaming, YouTube views, twitter mentions ect count as chart positions smh. Like anyone can get a #1 theses days but ain’t selling s*** really til they hit the road and the billboard is basic as f*** every time I look at it. Many of the legends had to work hard for those positions/records/success – MJ, Madonna, Janet, Whitney, Marian, Elvis, Beatles, ect only for basics to get them so easily as if their up in their leagues. While the real artists and musicians suffer to a devilish industry of sexism agenda.

  6. Slayty Perry January 6, 2016

    Aww, look at Taylor finally selling somewhere outside the US. Cute. Only took her several albums

  7. King Stephy January 6, 2016

    Why’s people complaining over blacks not being on this list. I mean, it is the UK. That place (and Europe) don’t use black acts like that. Rihanna would’ve been on that list if she released Anti-Social last year. The UK love her black ass. Elvis Presley betta slay from the grave!

  8. King Stephy January 6, 2016

    Why’s people complaining over blacks not being on this list. I mean, it is the UK. That place (and Europe) don’t use black acts like that. Rihanna would’ve been on that list if she released Anti-Social last year. The UK love her black ass. Elvis Presley betta slay from the grave!

    • King Stephy January 6, 2016

      Ignore the first message. I forgot a letter in my lil email.

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