London, Jun 16 (EFE) .- The British music industry registered during 2020 its record in income from exports abroad: 519.7 million pounds (604.82 million euros), thanks to artists such as Dua Lipa, Harry Styles or The Beatles.
According to data from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), published today, they represent a growth of 6% compared to 2019, mainly thanks to the boom in streaming music.
The report also revealed that Dua Lipa’s song “Don´t Start Now” was the biggest UK hit of 2020, with more than 1.6 billion views.
The album of which it is a part, “Future Nostalgia”, was the tenth best-selling album of the year, although Harry Styles’ second, “Fine Line”, achieved even better figures, as it was the fifth best-selling album globally on last year.
The UK is currently the second largest music exporter in the world, after the United States. This means that one in every 10 tracks played on the planet comes from the island.
However, its share of the global music market has fallen 7 points in the last five years, and, according to the Global Music Report published by IFPI last March, there is no British artist in the top 10 of the most heard.
Data that are inevitably marked by the pandemic and that augur an improvement for 2021, which has the new jobs of Ed Sheeran, Adele, or Coldplay, among others, in the making.
In addition, British music also has big names among its classics; And the popularity that even today groups such as The Beatles, Queen, Pink Floyd or Rolling Stones, among others, also helped to increase their income figures in 2020.