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Wednesday, June 08, 2005  

"iTunes more popular than many P2P sites". This is something!

Q | The survey by market research firm NPD Group found that approximately 1.7 million U.S. households downloaded a song from iTunes in March. That was good enough to earn the store a second-place ranking with peer-to-peer downloading service LimeWire.
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"These (paid) digital download stores appear to have created a compelling and economically viable alternative to illegal file sharing" | Q

posted by pradeep | Permalink | (8)

8 Comments:

just curious... how many songs have you bought on iTunes?

By Anonymous manoj, at 5:09 PM 

I have paid for none. But courtesy of free songs given by the Pepsi-Apple promotion, I have downloaded 10+ songs. Add to that the weekly free songs Apple puts out. Never paid for a song in iTunes though.

By Blogger The Last Blogger, at 6:44 AM 

Purchased 50 songs so far, Manoj.

Ranga, do you like most of those free-songs-of-the-week? Very few have prompted me to listen again.

By Blogger pradeep, at 7:39 AM 

Hey Manoj, how about you?

By Blogger pradeep, at 7:39 AM 

Purchased 0 songs so far. i just listen to the 30-second clips.

btw, downloaded beethoven's first 5 symphonies from BBC last night. A must have in your collection.

By Anonymous manoj, at 9:39 AM 

Yeah, I have bookmarked the bbc link.

For other interested folks:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/beethoven/downloads.shtml

By Blogger pradeep, at 11:12 AM 

check this out for some interesting suggestions for from TUAW.

By Anonymous manoj, at 11:13 AM 

Thanks for the link, Manoj. I'll try what I havent and let you know of my list.

Related, from my bookmarks:
http://www.maximumaardvark.com/archives/2005/04/22/making_the_ipods_shuffle_function_work_better

By Blogger pradeep, at 12:16 PM 

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