UK recorded music consumption rises in H1 15 after further streaming surge

Tom Pakinkis

Recorded music consumption rose in the UK in the first six months of 2015, according to a BPI report based on Official Charts Company data.

The growth was driven by a continued rise in streaming and a softening decline in physical formats.

The biggest selling album over the first six months of the year was In The Lonely Hour by Sam Smith (pictured), followed by Ed Sheeran's x and George Ezra's Wanted On Voyage.

Using the Album Equivalent Sales (AES) ...

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