Universal Music dominated music sales in 2012 with 32.41% of all music sold in 2012 coming from the company.
Universal’s market share increased in 2012, up from 29.85% in the previous year, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Universal released some of the biggest albums of the year including Taylor Swift ‘Red’, Justin Bieber ‘Believe’ and Maroon 5 ‘Overexposed’.
Sony was the second biggest label of 2012 with 30.25% of the market, up from 29.29% in 2011.
Warner Music has 19.15% of the market, EMI had 6.78% and other labels made up 11.42% of sales.
Following the takeover of EMI during 2013, we can expect the combined Universal/EMI market share should be near 40%.
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