Q2 hurt by lack of star power

Paul Williams

The devastating effect a lack of superstar artist album releases had on the Q2 market is detailed in full in a comprehensive new Music Week report.

The Music Week/Official Charts Company Q2 Report reveals retail complaints about a poor release schedule were justified with not one newly- issued artist album in the period selling more than 200,000 copies.

Decca’s Gary Barlow and the Commonwealth Band set Sing topped the quarter’s rankings for new artist releases but did so with ...

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