British Music Scene Album sales were down in 2012. Is this the beginning of a trend?
Freddie Matthews writes from London: Naturally what you think is the best album of 2012 will be very different from what I think it was and so on. What cannot be argued with however are official sales statistics from The Official Charts Company, here in the UK.
Its no secret in 2012 album sales were down 25%. consuming music has changed a lot and people sharing music they have in collections with friends on social media community websites through an application called Spotify.
Coldplay did surprisingly well perhaps because other competitive musicians re-releases like Michael Bublé’s Christmas album an album very similar to the album released the previous year.
Robbie Williams released some music and Olly Murs also were in the Right Place Right Time to sell lots of music.
One Direction did even better, releasing good music and standing behind the popular musical giant equalizer X-Factor 2010.
Lana Del Rey spent a reasonably long time in the Album Chart perhaps because of the song Born To Die a single released early in 2012 and later received a BRIT Award for International Breakthrough Act.
Any musicians who got an invite to the London Olympics 2012 ceremonies again received decent sales.
2013 projections are given for albums and popular albums that will perhaps sell lots of copies. Read all about Rihanna, Adele, One Direction and Coldplay all safe bets.
- Coldplay Break? Band Says It Played ‘Last Big Show For Three Years’ (huffingtonpost.com)
- Coldplay to take three-year break (contactmusic.com)
- Win Coldplay goodies! (allmusic.com)
- Another Week On The UK Music Scene (stirringtrouble.wordpress.com)
- Coldplay working on new album (bigpondnews.com)
- British stars top 2012 sales charts (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)
Read all music from the UK in 2012, Adele, albums, coldplay, Ed Sheeran, London, Music, myloxyloto, Official Charts Company, Right Place Right Time and Robbie Williams over on Stirring Trouble Internationally.