Music sales in Singapore hit $27.9 million in 2017, highest in over half a decade

Music sales in Singapore have hit the highest numbers in over half a decade, with streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music being the biggest drivers in sales. PHOTO: REUTERS
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SINGAPORE - Music sales in Singapore have continued to climb, achieving the highest numbers in over half a decade - despite listeners increasingly opting not to buy music.

Streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music proved the biggest driver of sales, raking in $15.77 million last year, according to data from Swiss-based International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

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