Inside the Q2 figures Part 3: Market Shares

Mark Sutherland

Market Shares

Universal has been unusually squeezed in the market shares in the last few quarters, but in Q2, David Hawkes declares the market-leading major to be “back in business”.

It hit 35.2% in All Albums AES (up slightly year-on-year and up almost two percentage points quarter-on-quarter) and 34% in Artist Albums AES (up 1.2 percentage points q-o-q, though still slightly down y-o-y).

“It’s good to be back in business,” says Hawkes. “We are back to where we expect to ...

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