Adele, Coldplay and David Bowie helped British music enjoy our record of success abroad in the last year, new figures show.
British musicians earned Â£365 million in the world to save the labels in 2016 – an increase of 11% on the previous year, according to trade body the BPI.
And this is an increase of 72% compared to 2010.
The most popular albums included Adele, 25, Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams, David Bowie Blackstar and The Rolling Stones, Blue And Lonely.
BPI chief executive Geoff Taylor said that the success of the united KINGDOM, the music industry would help the economy such as Britain prepares to leave the EU.
“Music is a brilliant British artists such as Ed Sheeran, Adele, David Bowie, Coldplay and Sam Smith is listened to and bought in the entire world, increasing as well the united KINGDOM balance of payments,” he said.
“The global digital streaming market represents a huge new opportunity. The government can help to seize this opportunity so that our artists can visit freely after “brexit”, and that the third country [outside the EU] robust to protect the rights on the music.”
The top five countries for the Uk, music sales in 2016 were the united states, Germany, France, Australia and Canada.
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