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NEAR TRUTHS: THE KYNCL-LOUSADA DANCE HAS BEGUN
This oughta be interesting... (9/30a)
GRAMMY CHEW:
RAP EDITION
Michael and Kyle find a feast of hip-hop to chew on. (9/30a)
CHART FINAL: VERANO INVADES FALL
Like a broken record... which it is, figuratively speaking. (9/30a)
HITS LIST: COUNTDOWN
TO ECSTASY
We enter the month that was once known as Rocktober. (9/30a)
HIS OWN ARCHITECT:
THE STEVE LACY BUZZ
It was a surprisingly easy "Habit" to break. (9/30a)
GRAMMY SEASON
New categories! New rules! New WTF!
THE BIG DEAL
It's the one you didn't see coming.
RAID AT MAR-A-LAGO
"Who took my passports?"
HITS' 36TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Allow us to apologize in advance.
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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