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PlusNet Survey Criticises Online Music Downloads

Posted: 03rd Oct, 2007 By: MarkJ
Sheffield based ISP PlusNet has today published the results of its latest survey into online music downloads, which found that 57% of consumers don’t believe the UK will have a download-only national Top 40 in five years time; nearly 32% think this will never happen

However there is light at the end of the tunnel, which points towards a general broadband enthused growth in music downloading:

PlusNet questioned over 100 high bandwidth broadband users about their music buying habits. The survey supports the rise in music downloading with the increasing popularity of specialist sites such as iTunes, Emusic and Napster and the ever growing takeup of Apple’s iPod. Of those questioned, one in five (22 per cent) no longer buy physical CDs, preferring instead to go online for tracks and albums.

“Whilst downloading music from the internet is clearly on the up, old habits die hard and people still want to hear the UK’s official Top 40 which combines both online and physical CD sales,” said Neil Armstrong, products director at PlusNet.

“However, as the rise and rise of online music continues, one day it will provide the only real picture of the popular music in the UK today,” he added.

http://www.plus.net .
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