Clas­si­cal mu­sic sales rise by 10%

The Observer - - News - ARTS

Sales and stream­ing of clas­si­cal mu­sic in the UK in­creased by more than 10% in 2018, with the genre grow­ing faster than the Bri­tish mu­sic in­dus­try at large. Across all mu­si­cal gen­res, there was a rise of only 5.7% in con­sump­tion over the past 12 months, ac­cord­ing to data col­lected by the Of­fi­cial Charts Com­pany for the BPI, the UK’s trade as­so­ci­a­tion for record la­bels.

In that pe­riod, more than 2.2 mil­lion clas­si­cal al­bums were pur­chased, down­loaded or streamed – paint­ing a pos­i­tive pic­ture for the fu­ture of the genre.

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