10 things you need to know about 2016's sales figures so far

Mark Sutherland


Alright, so you probably knew that already. But now it’s confirmed. Q2 saw some blockbuster releases – Beyoncé’s Lemonade, Drake’s Views – that, for a significant period, were only available as digital albums or to stream.

But, even with no physical version to distract those punters who still like to purchase rather than access, downloads plunged faster than in Q1. Digital albums dropped 30.5% year-on-year for the quarter, faster than the 29.7% decline for ...

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