Analysis: UK albums and singles market

Days after latest BPI figures showed that the total number of albums sold in the 12 month period ending September were the highest on record, sales in the run-up to Christmas 2004 continue to provide cause for concern, writes Alan Jones.

Although the total number of albums sold last week, according to OCC data, was 4,770,616 - the highest tally of the year and a 19.2% increase week-on-week - it was 12.4% below the same week last year, when 5,448,565 ...

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