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iTunes gains market share, as does Amazon, Rhapsody

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Oct 2008 18:19 User comments (9)

iTunes gains market share, as does Amazon, Rhapsody According to a new study by Ipsos' TEMPO Digital Music Brandscape, despite the emergence of Amazon, Apple's iTunes platform still managed to gain market share in the increasingly crowded legal net music store crowd.
iTunes moved to 57 percent market share, up from 50 percent last year at this time, and Amazon's DRM-free store moved into second place with 9 percent share, a large number considering the store has not been open for even a year yet. Rhapsody, which recently turned DRM-free, jumped up in market share as well, from 4 percent last year to 7 percent now. Each continues to expand and is expected to take more market share, but at whose expense? It appears everyone but iTunes.

Other stores such as Napster, Yahoo Music and Walmart have taken a hit in market share, at the expense of the now clear leaders.

Can anyone overtake the DRM giant that is iTunes though?

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9 user comments

111.10.2008 22:27

See? Then why isnt the RIAA happy?

211.10.2008 22:31
varnull
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Hi Lenin.. they are losing 50000% to the pirates.. don't you read their spiel?

312.10.2008 3:31
13thHouR
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Originally posted by Leningrad:
See? Then why isnt the RIAA happy?
Because Apple told them that the were not going to price fix their media by selling "rip off" bundles, and by increasing the cost for popular media, this is why certain members of the RIAA blocked Apple from selling their media DRM free while opening up stores of their media without DRM at a lower cost.

It's kinda like what Tesco's is doing in the UK, drive down prices to force out the competition then once they are the winners whack the prices right up.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Oct 2008 @ 3:32

412.10.2008 6:55

Well done to Amazon.

They must be doing something right.

512.10.2008 8:35
atomicxl
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Quote:
Originally posted by Leningrad:
See? Then why isnt the RIAA happy?
Because Apple told them that the were not going to price fix their media by selling "rip off" bundles, and by increasing the cost for popular media, this is why certain members of the RIAA blocked Apple from selling their media DRM free while opening up stores of their media without DRM at a lower cost.

It's kinda like what Tesco's is doing in the UK, drive down prices to force out the competition then once they are the winners whack the prices right up.
Everyone hates big business unless its Apple. Then all of the sudden DRM and monopolies are the coolest things in the world.

Its good to see Amazon doing well. I download all my MP3s from their plus they sell physical CDs for like $9 or less.

613.10.2008 0:12

I own an iPod... I do not purchase from iTunes though, the few songs I have gotten from there were from the promotional caps pepsi gave out a while back for free music from there... In which I immediatley burned the songs to a cd and reripped them to mp3's...

713.10.2008 12:14

Originally posted by varnull:
Hi Lenin.. they are losing 50000% to the pirates.. don't you read their spiel?
Well, i guess they cant get any satisfaction from even the slightest gains. Greedy assholes.

813.10.2008 13:43
13thHouR
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Quote:
Everyone hates big business unless its Apple. Then all of the sudden DRM and monopolies are the coolest things in the world.

Its good to see Amazon doing well. I download all my MP3s from their plus they sell physical CDs for like $9 or less.
Apple sucks too, just not as much as the MPAA/RIAA members this time
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 13 Oct 2008 @ 13:51

921.10.2008 8:56

13thHouR, I don't know Apple give them a run for their money in the race to be the most evil legal entity with a 'good name' on earth.

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