New Stats: Legal Downloads Growing

Download_stats"Widespread broadband adoption combined with the digitization of music and the emergence of portable digital music players is fundamentally changing the music industry," acorrding to Ben Macklin, Senior Analyst at eMarketer and author of eMarketer’s new report, Online Music: Downloads, Streaming, Radio, Mobile. "While the Kazaas and the Groksters and eDonkeys of the world will continue to be the underground nemeses of copyright holders, legitimate online music services such as iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody and others are competing with P2P networks, and an increasing percentage of all music sales are being conducted online."

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