Hello -- I am looking for a way to track the sales of recordings in the UK. In the US and Canada, there is a company called Soundscan that tracks the sales of all CDs and DVDs going back 30 years. Is there anything comparable in the UK?
Specifically I am looking into the number of and sales of recordings of Handel's
Messiah. I realize I could track down individual recordings on Amazon
and contact the record companies directly, but they are generally very
reluctant to give out figures -- plus I am hoping that the information
already exists in aggregate form somewhere.
Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.