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UK Downloads In Decline As Spotify Eats Into iTunes Sales

Britain began to turn its back on music downloads in 2014, with revenue from sales of digital albums and singles falling, for the first time, by 15pc last year -– that is three times faster than sales of the physical formats they were designed to replace. According to figures compiled by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) music downloads have been eating into CD sales for years, but are now themselves under threat from streaming services.Last year's decline in download sales was the first ever recorded in the UK.

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