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Overall sales jumped to $467million, but comparisons with the previous year are skewed as a result of the pandemic

Revenue from vinyl sales grew by 94% in the US during the first half of 2021, according to the latest mid-year report by the Recording...

Records accounted for $232million in revenue during the first half of 2020

Vinyl outsold CDs in the US for first time in over 30 years during the first half of 2020. 

In total, the Recording Industry Association...

90% of British musicians have already been affected by the outbreak of COVID-19

UK artists have lost £13.9million due to coronavirus, according to the results of a new survey. 

The Musician's Union asked for input from 4,100 of...

The country's performance rights organisation, GEMA, is behind the initiative which is aimed at songwriters and composers

An emergency coronavirus fund for musicians, worth up to €40million, has been launched in Germany. 

GEMA, the German performing rights organisation, made the announcement today...

At peak time customers were buying 11 items per second

Artists earned $4.3 Million on Bandcamp last Friday, with almost 800,000 items sold through the platform, which had announced it would waive its fees for...

The offer stands from midnight-to-midnight PST

Bandcamp is waiving its revenue share for all sales this Friday 20th March, between midnight and midnight PST, in support of artists.

The online music...

Household essentials and medical supplies will be priorities

Amazon has paused all vinyl, CD and music merchandise orders due to coronavirus. 

According to Music Business Worldwide, the online retail giant will maintain...

Kode 9's label is also asking fans to make the most of Bandcamp's fee-free Friday

Hyperdub will give 100% of Bandcamp sales directly to the artists impacted by coronavirus this month. 

The London label, run by Kode 9, made the...

Wax is back

Vinyl sales are expected to take over CD sales for the first time since 1986.

After it was reported in March this year that vinyl...

But Calvin Harris still netted a cool $48million... 

Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid DJs, topped by Calvin Harris, are earning the lowest amount since 2013 according to this year's International Music Summit report from Ibiza.

Dance...

A staggering increase of 9.7% from last year...

Global music sales topped $19 billion in 2018, according to the latest IFPI Global Music Report.

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry released its...

Wax brought in £57.1million last year... 

Vinyl makes more revenue for the British music industry than YouTube, according to a new report by the Entertainment Retailer's Association (ERA). 

Income from the...

Cassettes are also apparently seeing a gradual increase in popularity...

New research conducted alongside online record shop Norman Records has uncovered that vinyl sales increased fivefold in the period from 2013 to the end of...

1,500 jobs have been saved by the deal... 

HMV has been bought by Canadian record store chain Sunrise Records, it was confirmed today.

The rescue ends over a month of uncertainty, and...

Brexit, poor Christmas performance and an overall decline in physical media sales are to blame... 

HMV has gone into administration for the second time, placing the UK music and movie retailer's 125 stores and 2,200 jobs at risk. 

Poor Christmas...

The tape revival continues...

Cassette sales in the UK have risen by 90% in the first half of 2018 according to a new report by Official Charts.

Over...

We happily have to disagree, but maybe that's just us... 

People stop discovering new music at 30, according to the findings of a new study conducted by the streaming service Deezer. 

The survey involved 1,000...

No surprises there...

Techno remains the best-selling genre on Beatport, according to figures released in the 2018 IMS Business Report. 

Tech-house, House, Deep House and Drum & Bass...

The future for audiophiles... 

‘High Definition Vinyl’ might be here as soon as 2019, according to Austrian startup Rebeat Innovation, which claims it could have units shpiping by next...

Sales are booming in the U.K., and worldwide...

Vinyl's very real revival as a music format is continuing, according to new figures from the British Phonographic Industry.

Over the last decade, sales of...