Inside the Q2 figures Part 3: Market Shares

Mark Sutherland

Market Shares

Universal has been unusually squeezed in the market shares in the last few quarters, but in Q2, David Hawkes declares the market-leading major to be “back in business”.

It hit 35.2% in All Albums AES (up slightly year-on-year and up almost two percentage points quarter-on-quarter) and 34% in Artist Albums AES (up 1.2 percentage points q-o-q, though still slightly down y-o-y).

“It’s good to be back in business,” says Hawkes. “We are back to where we expect to ...

Login to access this article

To access this article you need to be a subscriber. If you are a subscriber login below.

Start your 4 week Free Trial

Register for a Music Week trial to access this article.

Sign up for your free trial to Music Week, the no 1 weekly trade magazine for anyone who needs to understand the business of music. For four whole weeks we will provide you with great, in-depth journalism that gets right inside the business of music in print and 24/7 online. With both the print and digital edition you will be able to enjoy the whole Premium experience of a subscription to Music Week - absolutely free.

Start your free trial


If you have previously taken a trial you will need to subscribe to access this article.

Subscribe Now
subscribe link free-trial link

follow us...