Will Taylor Swift's blockbuster global sales week change retail strategies?

Mark Sutherland

The music business was pondering the implications of Taylor Swift’s streaming holdout, as the superstar’s Reputation album enjoyed huge global sales figures, despite not being available on any streaming platform during its first week.

Reputation (Big Machine/Virgin EMI) debuted at No.1 in the UK with total sales of 83,648, according to the Official Charts Company.

The lack of a streaming option saw sales split almost equally between physical albums (41,864) and digital downloads (41,795).

But while Swift’s UK tally was ...

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