'It depends on the quality of the product': Biz contemplates future of compilations

Mark Sutherland

Leading executives have pledged their commitment to the compilations sector, despite a worrying drop in sales.

In Q1, compilation album sales were down 40% year-on-year, according to the Official Charts Company, with over a million fewer units being sold than in the first quarter of 2018. And, while those figures were exacerbated by HMV being in administration for much of the period – many labels stopped servicing the chain and some put compilation release schedules on hold – they merely ...

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