Music retailers braced for 'huge' Q4

Andre Paine

Music retail has high hopes for the Q4 release schedule with potential for an “enormous” Taylor Swift album alongside a predicted “huge seller” from Sam Smith.

“It’s definitely stronger than last year, there are a few big returning artists so it’s going to be less reliant on the heritage [acts],” HMV music manager John Hirst told Music Week.

“Obviously the gifting market is huge but it’s great to have contemporary releases in there as well to broaden the scope.”

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