@BBCRoryCJ: Music and YouTube: An uneasy marriage

The British music industry had a great year in 2015.

Adele’s 25 was one of the best-selling albums of all-time and she, along with other British artists, had a record share of the global music market.

More music was consumed in all sorts of ways, from streaming video and audio to good old-fashioned vinyl.

There was just one problem – money earned from sales and streaming actually fell. And the industry knows who it blames – YouTube.

The trade body the BPI has released its annual compendium of music industry statistics – and is using the opportunity to throw a few rocks at Google, the tech company it has long blamed for many of its problems.

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