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The Times Music Index

July 05, 1996

STACKING UP SALES

Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended June 30, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units sold:

Latest week

Albums: 10.7

Singles: 2.5

Week ago

Albums: 11.1

Singles: 2.5

Year ago

Albums: 10.7

Singles: 2.1

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Atop the Charts

Year-to-date record company market share as of June 30, based on units sold. This is an indicator of music company performance.

MARKET SHARE

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Total Top-selling Rank Distributor share Albums Singles album 1 WEA 21.90% 22.79% 17.58% Load 2 Sony 14.66 14.81 13.96 The Score 3 PolyGram The Nutty 13.69 13.56 14.34 Professor 4 BMG 13.16 10.40 26.65 Secrets 5 EMD 8.76 9.49 5.17 Mellon Collie 6 UNI 8.30 8.41 7.72 Tragic Kingdom

Rank Artist 1 Metallica 2 Fugees 3 Various 4 Toni Braxton 5 Smashing Pumpkins 6 No Doubt

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Source: SoundScan Inc.

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