2024-04-24 06:20:23
DRM or MP3 DRM/market data/music

Digital rights in question as business model | Tech&Sci | Technology | Reuters.com:

“There’s been no growth this year at all,” he says. “The market has stalled.” On a month-to-month basis for this year, average monthly downloads are flat, just as they were last year, averaging around 10 million a week. Of late, average weekly downloads have slightly slipped, from 11.5 million in January to 10.7 million at the end of September. That’s after an all-time high of almost 20 million downloads the week after Christmas. According to the most recent SoundScan year-to-year figures, digital album sales through October 1 have grown 115 percent over the same period last year, while downloaded individual tracks have grown 72 percent.

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