'We're encouraged by the trajectory of the market': Biz set for 2018 rise

Mark Sutherland

The music industry is set for a fourth consecutive year of growth amidst firm signs that the streaming boom is here to stay.

Year-to-date figures for the first three quarters of the year from the BPI show Album Equivalent Sales (AES) up 7.3% on this time last year. AES grew 9.5% in 2017, 1.5% in 2016, and 3.7% in 2015. The last year that sales fell was in 2014.

“Clearly that is a strong performance and we’re encouraged by the ...

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