Technology News: No Other Internet Music Service Has Touched iTunes Music Store

“While piracy continues to threaten the music business, Apple Computer’s iTunes Music Store is the digital hit of the year with 20 million 99-cent-a-song download since April.

The thunderous response to iTunes helped push four other music services to market, with several more planned. But their initial success has been much more muted.

The first to take on Apple was BuyMusic.com in July. It expected 1 million daily song downloads. ‘We’re not achieving that at all,” says BuyMusic CEO Scott Blum. “I’ve spoken with my competitors, and we’re nowhere near (Apple’s) numbers.’”

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