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Business News (more headlines) 07-19-2014

Music Trumps Video And Videogames To Be Stranded With On Desert Island

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More people would take solace in a music album, rather than a video or videogame if they were stranded on a desert island, according to research from the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA).

When they were asked what they would choose to entertain them if they were marooned, more than 47% chose an album compared with 30% for a film or TV programme and just 23% for a videogame.

But the survey of 1,342 adults reveals sharp differences by age and gender:

* While 27% of males opted for a videogame, just 17% of females felt the same;
* While music was the top choice overall, results were reversed among the under 25s with just 23% opting for an album and 48% choosing a videogame;
* Videos are far more likely to be chosen by females (35%) than males (26%).

ERA Director General Kim Bayley said, "More than 70 years after the launch of the BBC's Desert Island Discs, here is clear confirmation that we remain a nation of music lovers. But the strong showing for videogames among the under-25s and video among women shows preferences are fragmenting. Luckily entertainment retailers have something for everybody."

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