iTunes Is #2 Music Retailer

iTunes Is #2 Music Retailer

iTunes recently overtook BestBuy to be the nation's #2 retailer of music.  If the sales trends continue, it's only a matter of time until Walmart is toppled.

“The latest sales figures, which holds every 12 songs downloaded as the equivalent of an entire CD, is not just a win for Apple, but also proves that the entire paid digital music download industry is rapidly growing. According to NPD, legal digital downloads "sharply" increased in 2007. Interestingly, there was also a 10 percent decline in overall music spending -- most likely because online digital music retailers give consumers the ability to purchase single songs in place of entire albums.”

We can't help but wonder if major retailers are planning to counter iTunes in some way, or if digital delivery simply is the future.
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It'd be cool if bestbuy or circuit city or walmart created an application similiar to iTunes (not like they don't have the money to invest in software development) and maybe gain a bit of ground back to make iTunes lower prices (and vise versa) due to competition...

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What does iTunes do that would make you want more like it??

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They're sill DRM implementation just pisses me off. :P

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Davo:
They're sill DRM implementation just pisses me off. :P
 

Indeed...I get more pissed off at the RIAA more than anything else...God, I've never seen a industry more idiotic then them.. 

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but the thing is, they also include ringtone purchases, just to get a ringtone, you have to purchase a song.

but i do like the fact that there is a rise in music purchases, pretty much proving everything the RIAA says wrong.

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