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Ed Sheeran leads vinyl sales charge

Sales are strong across all genres including new releases and back catalogue tiles, with the Gallagher brothers fighting it out in the hmv best seller list.

These impressive sales have helped hmv to assert its dominance in the vinyl market this year with the store on track to hold one third of the entire UK vinyl market by Christmas. With hmv’s vinyl sales up 31% year on year, the format’s popularity continues to grow amongst a new generation of music lovers.

John Hirst, hmv Music Manager: “2017 is set to be our biggest year for vinyl sales since the late 1980’s, with demand soaring across all genres and artists. hmv now accounts for well over a third of all LPs sold in the UK. A strong year for new releases from artists such as Ed Sheeran and Rag & Bone Man has been followed up with a really strong back end, with the Gallagher brothers really driving the LP sales into Q4.

“Sales also continue to soar across our back catalogue, perhaps as people use streaming as a discovery tool alongside wanting to browse and collect physical music formats.”

Top pic credit: Amy Carter

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