Q3 2017 Analysis: Your guide to the market shares

Mark Sutherland

Market Shares

If there’s been an unusual degree of volatility in the market shares in recent quarters, things reverted to type in Q3, at least for two of the three majors.

David Hawkes is never truly happy unless Universal’s share is over 35%, so Universal’s 35.2% share of All Albums AES hit the benchmark, even if it was slightly down on 2016 (35.7%).

Artist Albums AES dipped just under that figure to 34.2%, although Hawkes is more concerned with a ...

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