In an entertainment world gone streaming, consumer interest in buying music downloads still exists. In fact, one third of U.S. consumers purchased music downloads last year, according to new research from MusicWatch.
While seven out of 10 music download buyers shopped at iTunes last year, the company ceded market share to Amazon MP3 and Google Play. Apple iTunes’ share of music download revenue in the U.S. slipped from 67% in 2013 to 52% in 2014, while Amazon MP3 rose 2% to 19% and Google Play rose 4% to 11%.
Paid music downloads accounted for 37% of U.S. music revenue, while streaming contributed 27%, according to the Recording Industry of America.
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