Record industry enjoys £2.2m Olympics windfall - BPI

The London 2012 Olympics stimulated a £2.2m boost for UK labels, according to new figures from the BPI.

The Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the games created 250,000 extra album sales and just under 500,000 additional music track downloads, reports the BBC.

According to the BBC, big winners from the exposure included Emeli Sande, who performed at both Ceremonies, as well as The Who and Kate Bush.

Nearly a quarter of the tracks in the Official Top 100 Singles ...

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