The record business is booming

The BPI’s latest press release has just landed on my desk, and the news is good: despite rampant downloading (which so far, the BPI hasn’t used as grounds to sue anyone), sales are up, up, up! UK sales were up 4% on last year, with album sales up 3.7%, the singles market showing the first increase in five years and the market for music DVD growing rapidly. The BPI also notes that legal downloads have hit 2 million so far this year.