Thursday, August 20, 2009

Apple sells 25% of music in America

Submitted by Shawn on Wednesday, 19 August 2009


The NPD Group latest market research shows that one in four songs purchased in America is sold on iTunes. Compared to Wal-Mart (including Walmart,, Walmart Music Downloads) which sold 14 percent of music in America. Best Buy came in third. Something else that is interesting. iTunes sold 69 percent of all digital music sold in America, with Amazon ranking second at 8 percent.

“The growth of legal digital music downloads, and Apple’s success in holding that market, has increased iTunes’s overall strength in the retail music category,” said Russ Crupnick, entertainment industry analyst for The NPD Group. “But the importance of the big box retailers shouldn’t be dismissed, as long as the majority of music consumers continue to buy CDs.”

It is still hard to believe that the CD still dominates the way music is delivered.

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