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NEAR TRUTHS:
DEVELOPING STORIES
The kids are almighty. (8/3a)
LEADING OFF:
RON’S BIG RUN
Not your father's Columbia (8/3a)
ON THE COVER
Happier days are here again. (8/3a)
AN AUGUST HITS LIST
Look at the guns on these giants. (8/3a)
GRAMMY CHEW: SEEING BIEBER
It's high time for Justice in the Academy. (8/4a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
From tender shoots to mighty oaks.
MARKETSHARE MANIA
Let's do the numbers.
DELTA VARIANT
It is not the name of a Henry Miller novel.
IS IT TIME FOR ANOTHER ROCK STORY?
Could be. Dunno.
Blighty Beat
UMG'S U.K. SLICE IS NICE
5/14/19

Universal Music is enjoying what's thought to be an unprecedented marketshare high in the U.K., boasting 37% of all album equivalent sales YTD, and hitting nearly 38% for the month of April thanks in part to releases from Billie Eilish and Lewis Capaldi.

Over the last three years, UMG’s marketshare has averaged 35.4% in Blighty. Its 2019 performance is up 1.6% on that and the April share across all metrics was comfortably bigger than Sony and Warner combined (37.9%). UMG’s all albums figure for last month was 38.6% while singles stood at 38.1%. YTD, UMG is up 0.8% on the 36.2% it ended 2018 with, Sony is up 0.3% from last year’s 21.8% and Warner is down 1.3%.

In April, Universal enjoyed Top 10 albums from Eilish, Loyle Carner, The Rolling Stones and Chemical Brothers. Capaldi had roaring singles success after spending seven weeks at #1 and there were further Top 10s from Avicci, Meduza and Russ & Tion Wayne. Friday’s singles chart had 14 entries from UMG in the Top 20.

Have a beer on us, folks!