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Laura Marling Bumps Up Folk Music Sales By 20%

Written by Kiel Egging on January 18, 2012

Laneway-bound Laura Marling has single-handedly caused the sales of folk music to rise by 20% in the UK.

Stereoboard reports that folk music sales in 2011 were 20% higher than in 2010, and Marling has been held responsible after winning a BRIT Award and releasing her third studio album A Creature I Don’t Know, which peaked at No.4 in the UK.

Despite Marling’s sales, folk music still only accounted for 1.6% of all music sales in the UK – with rock and pop still dominating, taking up 29.4% and 33.6% respectively.

Laura Marling will be in Australia for St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival in a few weeks time – click here for all the set times for you city.

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