View Full Version : Lets get physical - CDs Still Make Up 76.1% of Album Sales In the UK...

03-01-2012, 04:30 PM
According to stats just released by the British label group BPI, CDs still make up more than three-quarters of the UK album market. That is, 76.1 percent of all album sales for 2011, with digital albums comprising a more modest 23.5 percent. We're awaiting year-2011 breakdowns for the US.

This is part of a familiar story: digital formats are growing, but not nearly enough to make up the physical deficit. And the inability to shift away from physical formats is dragging the broader British picture. For the year, broader album sales landed at 113.2 million, down 5.6 percent across both physical and digital formats. But CDs tanked 12.6 percent, a huge drag on a 23.5 percent gain on digital albums.

Didn't we already know this, people still want a CD, it sounds better than a download... trouble is they are overpriced and badly made and exclusively distributed by majors and major distributers.
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11-01-2012, 07:03 PM
thanks for the information!

23-08-2012, 11:31 PM
Surprising really although there are still loads of people who aren't tech savvy

01-09-2012, 12:03 PM
Thats great info

30-11-2012, 01:41 PM
It's true - the other problem we have here in the UK is that supermarkets will use music as loss-leaders - my local record store has been known to go to a supermarket to buy 10 copies of a popular release just so they can sell it in their store at the same price. It's the only way they can do it sometimes - and they wonder why these stores are struggling...

13-12-2012, 12:19 PM
thanks a lot

14-12-2012, 02:04 AM
the main reason that it says album sales is because most people only buy a few songs from the digital side so it dose not count as an album sale. And yeah the supermarkets is the reason music is only worth 5 an album now they have got what they wanted to be the main sellers of physical music now