Music tipping point heralded

THE BRITISH music industry trade body, the BPI, yesterday said the market had reached a tipping point towards digital downloads and streaming of tracks.

A report from the BPI claimed that 27 per cent of people now use legal digital music services, with a fifth buying solely via digital channels.

The trade body said that the rise of 4G mobile networks and internet connected tablets and cars would accelerate the rise of digital music, with people able to access the songs they want at any time.