The shop assistants: Physical music retailers on the state of the market

Ben Homewood

So this is Christmas, and what have you bought?

Retailers of physical music will hope the answer involves lots of CDs and vinyl, as they dream of a bumper Q4 to follow Kantar Worldpanel’s recent report that physical album sales pump an annual £168 million into the UK music industry. With new, chart-dominating releases from the likes of Take That and Michael Bublé, as well as 2018 perennials from Florence + The Machine, George Ezra and more, not to mention ...

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