Thanks to Daft Punk and the digitalisation
the first six months of 2012 the sales of singles has risen by 2.5 percent to
188.6 million pounds (almost 220 million euro). Last year the sales already rose
by 6%. “2013 looks set to become the biggest year for singles sales in British
history”, according to the Official Charts Company, whose numbers are used to
make the official British charts.
excellent performance is mainly due to ‘Get Lucky’, the massively popular
single of Daft Punk. It was released only ten weeks ago, but it has already
sold more than one million copies. ‘Blurred Lines’ of Robin Thicke is on the
number two spot with over 828,000 copies sold and ‘Thrift Shop’ of Macklemore
& Ryan Lewis completes the podium with 680,000 copies.
percent of singles bought by the British were digital copies. Ever since the first
legal download platform launched in 2004, iTunes, sales have been going
up: in 2003 only 30 million singles were sold and
now the target of 200 million does not seem that far off.