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Positive signs in online music business

Written by Lasse Penttinen @ 23 May 2003 14:27 User comments (1)

According to the BBC, the future of online digital music distribution is looking good. Commercial music download sites are getting more popular and are able to convert visitors into business. On the other hand, the KaZaa file sharing P2P network is still way ahead of any commercial competitors, and KaZaa is just one (and not even a good one) source for music downloads.
People are beginning to pay for music on the net but they are more likely to buy CDs online than individual tracks, research suggests.
But figures from internet measurement firm Neilsen/NetRatings found that free download service Kazaa was still the most popular music site in the UK, followed by sites selling CDs rather than digital downloads.It seems that Apple was really to turn peoples heads, especially heads of the media people, to online music distribution. On the other hand KaZaa seems to be the "Napster" of today as all other online networks/communities are ignored by mainstream media.

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125.5.2003 13:36

I hope that the people that are buying the music from Apple are also on P2P networks. More music selection for us!


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