Music Week 60th anniversary special: The story of the '10s

The 2010s has been a game of two halves in the music industry – the continuation of sales decline, followed by a streaming boom that’s returned the biz to global growth since 2015. Music Week had already covered the launch of Spotify in 2008; today streaming services are as much of a music retail fixture as the record store in previous decades. But while digital technology was helping to save, rather than destroy, the industry in the ’10s, British artists ...

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