iTunes Increases Digital Music Market Share But Consumers Open to Others

iTunes gains their market share to 69% of all digital sales but the interesting thing is Amazon’s MP3 store is gaining as well up to 7.6% from 5.1%. It doesn’t seem like much but it is when you’re going against an ecosystem which Apple has created where most consumers think you have to buy at their store. I have long ago switched to Amazon for my digital music, mainly because they didn’t have DRM and higher quality MP3s while using a small program to inport my purchases into iTunes. I still use iTunes for the impulse video buys but that’s because Amazon’s videos won’t work with the iPhone. Hopefully that will change.

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David has been using computers to create his visions since the early days of the Apple II. When the world wide web hit he dove in head first learning HTML and building his first websites. After spending a few years at a software services firm in Milwaukee he moved to Nashville and shortly after the Music Industry grabbed hold. He joined the Country Music Association as webmaster designing, building and managing the CMA Awards, CMA Music Festival and corporate websites for the 8 years. He started their social media reach-out and when he left the CMA could reach over 50,000 fans directly. David currently freelances by day, codes by night along with producing/hosting the Nashville Tech Feed a technology podcast. David was named by Billboard Magazine as one of the top 140 people in the Music Industry to follow on Twitter. , Facebook and Twitter