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JESUS IS COMING—REALLY (UPDATE)
Your skepticism is understandable, given recent history. (10/22a)
NEIL'S ROCKY MOUNTAIN TRIP
New's cranky and crankin'. (10/22a)
THE DEATH OF PRINT JOURNALISM: TOWERING INFERNO EDITION
Made with 100% paper. (10/22a)
ALL ABOUT
THE BENJAMIN
Hot derby in 3, 2, 1... (10/22a)
BMI BIG ON BLIGHTY
Rhian returns from holiday, attends an event, files a story. (10/22a)
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH KANYE
And lo, there was much earned media.
MOE, MARSHMELLO AND MONEY
The story of a "faceless" brand that got very, very big.
THE NEW WORLD OF A&R
The trap they all fell into.
GRAMMY NOMS
Who deserves consideration in the genre categories?
Blighty Beat
ANOTHER YEAR OF GROWTH
3/21/19

U.K. record company trade income reached £865.5m in 2018, a rise of 3.1% thanks to continued, albeit slowed, growth in streaming. (That’s about $1.135b). The rise is a fraction of the growth achieved in the two years prior due in part to a large dip in physical revenues.

The stats come from British trade body BPI’s annual yearbook, All About The Music 2019, which trumpets the fact that industry revenues in the U.K. have risen by 21.8% over the last three years of consecutive growth. From 2015–2016, stats were up 6.8% and from 2016—2017 income rose 10.6%.

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