British music sales up 3% in 2004, the best year for music sales ever

In the fiscal 2004, enging in September, British music industry celebrates the best year ever with 237 mln album sold in 12 months. Industry sales were up 3% in 2004. Around 1.75 mln individual tracks were purchased from online services such as MyCokeMusic and Wippit between July and September 2004 – helping sales of single tracks increase by 9% on the previous quarter. With online sales stripped out, singles sales were down by 12%. Music DVD sales were up by 41%.