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The Times Music Index

Stacking Up Sales

August 02, 1996

Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended July 28, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units sold:

Latest week

Albums: 10.1

Singles: 2.4

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Week Ago

Albums: 10.7

Singles: 2.4

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Year Ago

Albums: 10.6

Singles: 2.0

Atop the Charts

Year-to-date record company market share as of July 28, based on units sold. This is an indicator of music company performance.

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MARKET SHARE Total Rank Distributor share Albums 1 WEA 22.04% 22.77% 2 Sony 14.52 14.87 3 PolyGram 13.78 13.52 4 BMG 13.21 10.28 5 EMD 8.48 9.22 6 UNI 8.41 8.64

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MARKET SHARE Top-selling Singles album Artist 18.51% Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette 12.83 It Was Written NAS 14.34 The Nutty Professor Various 27.30 Secrets Toni Braxton 4.90 Electriclarryland Butthole Surfers 7.31 Tragic Kingdom No Doubt

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