British Music Sales Up For The First Time In Six Years

    Here’s some news that will probably be taken as “good” by record label employees: For the first time in six years, British music sales went up. But the sales numbers for 2009 only went up 1.4 percent, and that was only after a “quite solid” fourth quarter. Digital sales are the likely reason for the upturn: They went up 47.8 percent, while physical sales fell by 6.1 percent. So yeah, sales are up, but not by much. I just think it’s funny that the music companies over there are saying Robbie Williams helped sales immensely, because over here, he couldn’t even save a Take That reunion. [Daily Swarm]