Thursday, 16 July 2015

Amazon tops Apple in UK music retail market

Amazon’s share of total spend on the category overtook Apple’s for the first time, according to freshly published BPI statistics. Across physical and digital sales, Amazon took 27% of all spending in the UK in 2014, with iTunes on 26.7%. The Kantar Worldpanel data, published in the BPI Music Market Yearbook 2015 shows that Amazon took a 9% share of total revenue through its digital store in 2014. However, Amazon also took a 17.1% share of the value market (across albums and singles) through its home delivery offering – bringing its total above iTunes. HMV has a 15.4% market share

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