UK music streams rocket in 2012 - but breakthrough British artists decline

Tom Pakinkis

The number of music tracks streamed by consumers in 2012 so far is around seven times that seen in 2011.

Speaking to Lauren Laverne on-stage at the Radio Academy in Salford yesterday, Universal Music UK boss David Joseph offered an approximate yet enlightening take on streaming's growth over the past year.

According to the Guardian, Joseph said that 7.5 billion music tracks have been streamed in the UK so far this year – compared to 1.1bn in 2011.

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