Q1: The Music Week Report

Mark Sutherland

One day soon, the music business is going to let itself get carried away with how things are going. Q1 saw Album Equivalent Sales rocket by 10.7% off the back of the now-standard streaming growth and the almost-as-standard physical market resilience.

Now, growth of 10%+ is outstanding for any industry at any time, but the industry remains cautious. How come? Well, there are a number of factors.

One is the fact that Q1 was dominated by Ed Sheeran, who delivered ...

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