London (ANI): American singer Lady Gaga has helped download sales
in the UK shoot up by more than 50 percent, according to new
figures. According to the music industry body of the BPI, songs and
albums bought from online retailers like iTunes yielded 154 million
pounds in 2009, reports The Telegraph. The music industry generated
928.8million pounds in 2009, the figures say.
Digital services make up for one-fifth of the music revenue that
comes to U.K. "It's encouraging to see industry revenues stabilise
and even show modest growth in 2009," BPI chief executive, Geoff
"The CD continues to show greater resilience than many predicted
it is an excellent digital product. The pace of growth of new
digital services is encouraging, but the size of the market
continues to be constrained by competition from illegal downloads,"