The Greatest Sales, Man: Music Week's Q1 Analysis

Mark Sutherland

Q1 proved a trickier quarter for the biz than most of late, with plunging physical sales and the year-on-year Ed Sheeran effect slowing down the recent sales surge. Yet The Greatest Showman proved a sales blockbuster and music consumption was still up overall. Music Week picks out the key takeaways…

MARKET TRENDS

Poor old Ed Sheeran. This time last year, he was the hero, his ÷ album’s gigantic sales debut powering the market to 10.7% overall growth. Now, he’s the ...

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