UK Digital Music Spending Up In 2010

UK Digital Music Spending Up In 2010

UK Digital Music Spending Up In 2010
Digital music spending in the UK totaled $513 million in 2010, representing approximately one-third of the total amount spent on digital music since the launch of online download services in 2004, according to UK trade organization BPI's "Annual Yearbook 2011" report. Spending on digital albums totaled $237 million in 2010, up 23 percent from 2009, and digital album sales accounted for 17.5 percent of all album sales. Digital track spending reached $214 million, up 12 percent from 2009, and the digital format represented 98.7 percent of all single sales. Overall, 17.2 percent of UK music buyers purchased digital music exclusively in 2010, up from 12.4 percent in 2009, while 58.5 percent purchased physical formats only, down from 65.8 percent. (5/17)

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