(07/01/15) The British Phonographic Industry has released its music market report for 2015.
It finds that UK music consumption rose 4% in 2015 to a retail value of £1.1 billion.
Streaming was a big factor in the overall growth. Last year saw 26.8 billion streams served to UK listeners, an 82% increase over the previous year, which put it at more than a fifth of the UK’s total music consumption. If that figure was expanded to include music streams from video platforms, it would increase to 53.7 billion streams.