Digital Downloads

More Than 800,000 Reasons Why It's All About Adele

Martin Talbot | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Martin Talbot

Today Adele was confirmed at the top of the UK's Official Albums Chart (no surprise there) - but with a sales total which is breath-taking. In seven days, her third album 25 sold 800,307 copies. To reiterate, that is the highest total for any Number 1 album ever. That's ever.

VAT Moss or VAT Mess?

Juliet Bernard | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Juliet Bernard

Imagine if you ran a lemonade stall outside your home just like the HSBC advertisement. You may have been successfully selling lemonade to your neighbourhood and paying your VAT like a good little taxpayer. What if the rules changed and now you had to ask each and every customer where they lived?

Another Record For Adele

Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

The billionth digital single was downloaded in the UK on Tuesday night, the Official Charts Company have announced. The landmark sale was reached ...

John Lennon, Possessions and HMV

Bruce Daisley | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Tech
Bruce Daisley

There's a growing number of people for whom HMV didn't sell the product they wanted. The retailer might have accounted for 40% of physical sales but they didn't want physical items. They wanted data. No matter how cheaply HMV sold it, it wasn't what they wanted.

Music Fans Still Love Physical Formats

Iain McNay | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Iain McNay

On the one hand, people are not paying for recorded music in the way that they used to; on the other, a large proportion of those who do, still prefer something tangible they can hold in their hand.

Music Buying Made Difficult

David Spencer | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
David Spencer

It was my recent trip to New York that brought it home to me. Walking around this most fraught and amazing city I tried to find somewhere to buy a CD from an American singer I like called Greg Laswell. But not one place could I find and on asking waiters and the concierge they couldn't help either.

Old BBC Programmes To Be Available To Buy Via "Digital Shop"

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Tech

The BBC is planning to set up a "digital shop" allowing viewers to pay to download old programmes. Director-General Mark Thompson said the idea - d...