Editorial: Lessons to be learned from Arvato's fall

Tom Pakinkis

Ordinarily, you’d struggle to find a company that boasted a 42.7% share of the album market in 2014 before bowing out of the UK music business altogether in the first month of 2015. Yet that’s exactly what happened to Arvato last week.

It seems like a sudden and unexpected exit but, while it might be the former, it’s not so much the latter.

The first and arguably biggest blow for the physical distribution giant came way back in June last ...

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