10 retail facts you need to know from this year's ERA Yearbook

Mark Sutherland

1. PHYSICAL MUSIC IS NOT AS RESILIENT AS YOU THINK IT IS…

Blah blah blah vinyl revival. Blah blah blah CD sales holding up remarkably well. These are the phrases you will hear whenever the biz remembers it still quite likes selling actual plastic discs with music on as opposed to the magic beans of streaming subscriptions.

But if you want some cold, hard perspective, examine what a decade of decline has done to physical retail. In 2007, consumers spent ...



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