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Sanctuary sales hit right chord
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A Christmas number one and strong sales from albums by The Strokes and Belle & Sebastian have helped to lift profits at the Sanctuary music group.

The company reported pre-tax profits of 3.8m for the six months to 31 March, up from 3.4m a year ago.

The success of Gary Jules' cover of Mad World - last year's UK Christmas number one - helped to push group turnover up 41% to 89m.

The company also saw higher sales of DVDs and merchandising.

DVD sales were lifted by releases from artists such as Bob Marley, The Undertones and The Who.

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