Dance music claims highest UK market share since 2006

Tom Pakinkis

Dance music sales have seen a sharp increase in 2013 to give the genre its highest UK market share (16.3%) since 2006, according to Official Charts Company data released by the BPI.

Dance music singles were up by nearly a fifth (19.1%) in the first six months of 2013 compared to the same period a year ago, while dance album sales were up by over a third (33.7%).

The new figures place dance music ahead of R‘n’B as the UK’s ...

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