Four thought: After stop/start year the biz looks ahead to a uniquely packed Q4

The music industry is ready for a “Q4 like no other” as labels and retailers gear up for an eventful end to what has already been an extraordinary year.

After the Q2 slowdown caused by the national Covid-19 lockdown, results from the last quarter gave some cause for optimism as, according to figures from the BPI and Official Charts Company, Album Equivalent Sales rose by 7.4% year-on-year – notably including a 41.4% year-on-year increases in vinyl sales (which dropped 20.4% ...

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