UK Music Royalties Boosted By Downloads In 2009

UK Music Royalties Boosted By Downloads In 2009

UK Music Royalties Boosted By Downloads In 2009
Royalties earned by British songwriters, composers and music publishers increased 2.6 percent to $937.5 million in 2009, according to PRS for Music. Online revenues also increased 73 percent to $45.7 million while earnings from CDs and DVDs fell by $13.1 million, the first time the growth in digital revenues outperformed the drop in CD and DVD earnings. In Germany, revenue and volume from classical music sales are up 10 and 16.7 percent respectively, marking the genre's highest level since 2003, according to the German Federal Music Industry Association. (3/16)

Beyoncé, Lady Gaga Tied With Mariah Carey
GRAMMY winners Beyoncé and Lady Gaga have tied the record for most No. 1s on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart as Gaga's single "Telephone," featuring Beyoncé rises from No. 2 to No. 1 and becomes the sixth track to top the chart for both artists. The only other artist to reach this record since the Nielsen BDS-based radio airplay chart launched in 1992 is GRAMMY winner Mariah Carey who released six chart toppers from 1993-2005. Following behind with five No. 1s each are GRAMMY-nominated artist Avril Lavigne and GRAMMY winners Pink, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. (3/16)
 

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