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Study: Digital music market sees ‘remarkable growth’

A new study by Solutions Research Group shows that the digital music market has experienced “remarkable growth” in the past year. According to the firm’s research, 28% of Americans aged 12 and over now own an iPod or digital music player, more than double the 12% of 2005. The study found that ownership of digital music players tripled among women—from 8% in 2005 to 27% in 2006. Among men, Solutions Research Group said ownership is up to 28% from 18%. The firm also said that Apple has increased its share of all digital music players from 53% to 68% since last year. According to their study, Creative Labs is a distant number two with 6% of the market, followed by RCA, Samsung and Sony. In addition, the firm said that 23% of web users paid for digital music online this year, up from 8% in 2005.

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Comments

1

Isn’t Sandisk suppose to be number 2?

Anyways, if the percentage of those with iPods or MP3 players doubled, you would think the shipment numbers would be much higher.

Posted by wco81 in West Coast on July 14, 2006 at 2:28 AM (CDT)

2

I think they are number two now, but if you consider total MP3 players sold it’s creative

Posted by Jonathan Keim on July 14, 2006 at 7:52 AM (CDT)

3

This is a shame considering the DRM restrictions that come with the iTunes software.  They are inefficent at protecting copyright and debilitating of user’s fair-use rights.

Posted by steady eddie on July 14, 2006 at 3:47 PM (CDT)

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