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June 22, 2007

The Top 4 Music Sellers

Want to know where the most music is being sold? According to a survey of 40,000 people by NPD Group, here are the top four music retailers in the United States today:

1) Wal-Mart (15.8% of total U.S. music sales)
2) Best Buy (13.8%)
3) iTunes (9.8%)
4) Amazon.com (6.7%)

Note that these figures include both online and brick and mortar store sales, and both CD and download sales.

Despite their steady decline in recent years, physical CD sales still dominate with 86 percent of all music sales.

The biggest surprise with this survey is that iTunes moved up for the first time to surpass Amazon in music sales.

-Bob

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