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iTunes dominates digital music market in UK

New research from London-based Xtn Data reveals that Apple’s iTunes Music Store has a larger share of the UK digital music market than all of its competitors combined. Xtn’s research puts iTunes’ UK market share at 54%, while its closest rival, Napster, has just 10% of the market. The rest of the UK market was: Wippit (8%), MyCokeMusic (6%), MSN (5%), CD Wow (4%), Virigin Digital (3%), Tesco (2%), Woolworths (2%), and HMV (1%). All other digital music stores together account for 11% of the market.

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I’m not suprised iTunes is the number one in the UK, do you see the common denominator with the rest…? Microsoft’s crappy WMA format and DRM… yuck…

Correct about the pricing too, I can get a physical chart album from an online for around £8, complete with case, notes and i’m able to import it into itunes at my choice of bitrate. Nearly all the download stores charge £8 for the same album and i’m forced to use some crappy 128kbps encoding…

Posted by BigTallGuy on November 18, 2005 at 11:37 AM (CST)

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Dispite upping my purchases via iTunes, I’m going the same way as BigTallGuy - I’ve started getting CD’s again. I’m ahppy with the stock encoding on iTunes, but for an extra 50p I can get that physical copy etc.
Is this due to price drops in online stores to compete with iTunes? If so its worked on me…..

Posted by Piarco75 on November 18, 2005 at 11:49 AM (CST)

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