Streaming value shoots up in 2013 - but albums and singles sales dip

The value of music streaming in the UK surpassed £100 million for the first time in history in 2013 - but both album and single sales volumes were down on 2012.

According to new BPI/Official Charts Company stats, the overall value of the UK recorded music market was flat, down just 0.5% year-on-year to £1.04bn.

However, unit sales of albums across both digital and physical formats showed a 6.4% decline to 94m, whilst single sales dropped for the first time ...



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