Apple has secured 80 per cent of the UK’s digital music sales market with its iTunes Music Store, the company revealed today.

Citing figures from the Official Charts Company (OCC) Apple declared iTunes to be the number one UK digital music service, with over 1.7 million songs in the UK catalogue.

“We’re thrilled that music fans in the UK have made the iTunes Music Store their number one choice for purchasing digital music,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes. “We feature the largest catalogue in the UK with over 1.7 million songs and strive to bring iTunes customers the hottest new and exclusive content in the world.” 

The company has also announced it's making Jamie Cullum’s new album available for pre-order now before it ‘digitally ships’ on September 13. Fans who pre-order the new release will receive a deluxe version, which includes the album, video, digital booklet and an exclusive live EP from a performance at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London.