U.K. Reports Shipments Slump

February 2003
Billboard;2/22/2003, Vol. 115 Issue 8, p39
Trade Publication
Reports that the British Phonographic Industry announced the overall annual trade value of recorded-music shipments in Great Britain fell by 3.7% in the beginning of 2003. 11.1% Decrease in the singles market; Expectation of industry insiders that the annual shipment figures would show little growth; Other figures from the record industry in Great Britain; Top-selling albums; Factors that contributed to the downturn, including strong competition from other areas of the entertainment sector.


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