Sales music singles in the U.K.
Content <ul><li>History of UK single market </li></ul><ul><li>Official UK Charts Company </li></ul><ul><li>Physical sales ...
History of UK single market  <ul><li>New musical express (1952) </li></ul><ul><li>Melody Maker (1958) </li></ul><ul><li>Re...
Official UK Charts company <ul><li>Only sales = no airplay </li></ul><ul><li>99% singles market </li></ul><ul><li>6.500 re...
Physical sales <ul><li>Counting since 1952 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Al Martino – Here in my heart” </li></ul><ul><li>Breakthrou...
Digital sales <ul><li>Legal downloads since 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Gnarls Barkley – Crazy” scoop </li></ul><ul><li>Digit...
Physical vs. Digital sales
Profit divide <ul><li>Artist: 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Record label: 35% </li></ul><ul><li>Retailer: 50% </li></ul><ul><li>Ex...
Music sales per person
UK Singles sales hit record in 2009 <ul><li>Single sales have hit 117,6 million </li></ul><ul><li>“ Lady GaGa” most succes...
Top 10 UK’s best selling singles of 2009 <ul><li>1.  Lady GaGa – Poker Face (848,450 x) </li></ul><ul><li>2.  Black Eyed P...
Sales increased after Live Aid <ul><li>Bob Geldoff organisator </li></ul><ul><li>Live aid (1985) </li></ul><ul><li>Live8 (...
Top 10 UK’s best selling singles ever <ul><li>1. Elton John – Candle in the wind (1997)  </li></ul><ul><li>2. Band Aid – D...
<ul><li>Thanks for your attention ! </li></ul>
Discussion
Statement 1 <ul><li>“ It is not fair that artists earn just 15% of the total sales amount” </li></ul>
Statement 2 <ul><li>“ Illegal download sites have to be stopped by the government” </li></ul>
Statement 3 <ul><li>“ The Live Aid concerts did not help at all. Only the artists are getting whealty, the African people ...
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Presentatie Engels onderwerp: music sales in the u.k.

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This presentation is about the digital vs physical music sales in the U.K. It's made and presented by Marco Lagerwerf at 10-12-2009, Hogeschool Rotterdam.

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Presentatie Engels onderwerp: music sales in the u.k.

  1. 1. Sales music singles in the U.K.
  2. 2. Content <ul><li>History of UK single market </li></ul><ul><li>Official UK Charts Company </li></ul><ul><li>Physical sales </li></ul><ul><li>Digital sales </li></ul><ul><li>Profit divide </li></ul><ul><li>Music sales per person </li></ul><ul><li>UK sales hit records 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Best selling singles of 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Sales after Live Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Best selling singles ever </li></ul>
  3. 3. History of UK single market <ul><li>New musical express (1952) </li></ul><ul><li>Melody Maker (1958) </li></ul><ul><li>Record Retailer (1960) </li></ul><ul><li>Top of the Pops (1964) </li></ul><ul><li>Research organisation Gallup (1983) </li></ul><ul><li>Chart Information Network (CIN) (1994) </li></ul><ul><li>The Official UK Charts Company (2001) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Official UK Charts company <ul><li>Only sales = no airplay </li></ul><ul><li>99% singles market </li></ul><ul><li>6.500 retail outlets (sales data) </li></ul><ul><li>1.115 singles reached charts </li></ul><ul><li>Published on sundays </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcasted on BBC Radio 1 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Physical sales <ul><li>Counting since 1952 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Al Martino – Here in my heart” </li></ul><ul><li>Breakthrough The Beatles in the 60s </li></ul><ul><li>Popularity “Top of the Pops” 70s&80s </li></ul><ul><li>“ Candle in the wind” best sold ever </li></ul><ul><li>Sales decreased since late 90’s </li></ul><ul><li>Physical sales ended 2008 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Digital sales <ul><li>Legal downloads since 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Gnarls Barkley – Crazy” scoop </li></ul><ul><li>Digital sales increased </li></ul><ul><li>Old songs returned </li></ul><ul><li>“ Leona Lewis – Run” first digital nr.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Digital sales only since 2008 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Physical vs. Digital sales
  8. 8. Profit divide <ul><li>Artist: 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Record label: 35% </li></ul><ul><li>Retailer: 50% </li></ul><ul><li>Example: CD in a retail shop costs $20 The retailer gets $10, record label $7 & the artist just...$3. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Music sales per person
  10. 10. UK Singles sales hit record in 2009 <ul><li>Single sales have hit 117,6 million </li></ul><ul><li>“ Lady GaGa” most successful artist </li></ul><ul><li>British music market could “explode” </li></ul><ul><li>2009 “The era of the digital single” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Top 10 UK’s best selling singles of 2009 <ul><li>1. Lady GaGa – Poker Face (848,450 x) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Black Eyed Peas – I gotta feeling (762,860 x) </li></ul><ul><li>3. Lady GaGa – Just Dance (746,610 x) </li></ul><ul><li>4. La Roux – In for the kill (650,310 x) </li></ul><ul><li>5. Cheryl Cole – Fight for this love (632,090 x) </li></ul><ul><li>6. Black Eyed Peas – Boom boom pow (592,585 x) </li></ul><ul><li>7. Tinchy Stryder ft. N-Dubz – Number 1 (530,145 x) </li></ul><ul><li>8. Alexandra Burke ft. Flo Rida– Bad Boys (490,815 x) </li></ul><ul><li>9. David Guetta ft. Akon – Sexy Bitch (478,715 x) </li></ul><ul><li>10. Kings of Leon – Use somebody (477,940 x) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Sales increased after Live Aid <ul><li>Bob Geldoff organisator </li></ul><ul><li>Live aid (1985) </li></ul><ul><li>Live8 (2005) Pink Floyd ‘Echoes - Best Of’ - 1343% The Who ‘Then & Now’ – 863% Annie Lennox ‘Eurythmics Greatest Hits’ - 500% Dido ‘Life for Rent’ - 412% Razorlight ‘Up all Night’ - 335% Robbie Williams ‘Greatest Hits’ - 320% </li></ul>
  13. 13. Top 10 UK’s best selling singles ever <ul><li>1. Elton John – Candle in the wind (1997) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Band Aid – Do they know it’s christmas time? (1985) </li></ul><ul><li>3. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody (1975) </li></ul><ul><li>4. Wings – Mull of Kintyre (1977) </li></ul><ul><li>5. Boney M – Rivers of Babylon (1978) </li></ul><ul><li>6. Frankie goes to Hollywood – Relax (1984) </li></ul><ul><li>7. The Beatles – She love you (1965) </li></ul><ul><li>8. John Travolta & Olivia Newton John – You’re the that I want (1978) </li></ul><ul><li>9. Robson & Jerome – Unchained Melody (1995) </li></ul><ul><li>10. Boney M – Mary’s boy child (1978) </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Thanks for your attention ! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Discussion
  16. 16. Statement 1 <ul><li>“ It is not fair that artists earn just 15% of the total sales amount” </li></ul>
  17. 17. Statement 2 <ul><li>“ Illegal download sites have to be stopped by the government” </li></ul>
  18. 18. Statement 3 <ul><li>“ The Live Aid concerts did not help at all. Only the artists are getting whealty, the African people are still poor” </li></ul>

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