The Greatest Sales, Man: Music Week's Q1 Analysis

Mark Sutherland

Q1 proved a trickier quarter for the biz than most of late, with plunging physical sales and the year-on-year Ed Sheeran effect slowing down the recent sales surge. Yet The Greatest Showman proved a sales blockbuster and music consumption was still up overall. Music Week picks out the key takeaways…


Poor old Ed Sheeran. This time last year, he was the hero, his ÷ album’s gigantic sales debut powering the market to 10.7% overall growth. Now, he’s the ...

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