US share of global digital music sales in 2008


Stat: 50% of the global digital music market value

Stat Categories: Music Industry Stats

Tags: US,digital music,downloads,tracks,songs

Years: 2008

Stat Source: IFPI

Publisher (site that mentioned this stat): IFPI Digital Music Report 2009

Submitted By: Michael Raeford

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Viva La Vida by ColdPlay, became the top selling album of 2008 on iTunes, selling two million copies through the service. See Full Stat Info
Online, US broadband users spent an average of US$12.5 on music compared to US$7.8 in the UK and just US$0.6 in Spain (2007). See Full Stat Info
US Digital Music Revenues : $1.9 billion (2006), $2.8 billion (2007), $3.7 billion (2008), $4.5 billion (2009), $5.2 billion (2010), $5.7 billion (2011) See Full Stat Info
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Atlantic Records became the first sizeable label to report that the majority of its revenue is now coming through digital channels. See Full Stat Info
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Top selling digital singles / downloads of 2008: 1) Artist: Little Wayne - Song: Lollipop (9.1 million units), 2) Artist: Thelma Aoyama - Song: Sobaniirune (8.2 million units), 3) Flo Rida feat. T-Pain - Song: Low (8.0 million units) 4) Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love (7.7 million units) 5) Timbaland - Apologize (6.2 million units) 6) Greeen - Kiseki (6.2 millin units) 7) Katy Perry - I Kissed a Girl (5.7 million units) 8) Alicia Keys - No One (5.6 million units) 9) Usher feat. Young Jeezy - Love In This Club (5.6 million units) 10) Chris Brown - With You (5.5 million units) See Full Stat Info
In Brazil, nearly 80 per cent of digital music revenue coming from mobile channels. See Full Stat Info
In 2008, IFPI removed three million infringing web links, up from 500,000 in 2007, stopping potentially hundreds of millions of unlicensed downloads. See Full Stat Info
The fair price of using protected sound recordings at nightclubs should be set at A$1.05 per person, an increase of 1,400 per cent on what was previously being paid. See Full Stat Info
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Seven out of ten (74%) French consumers agree internet account disconnection is a better approach than fines and criminal sanctions See Full Stat Info
According to NPD, students accounted for more than 1.3 billion illegal music downloads in 2006. See Full Stat Info
Worldwide Revenues from Over-The-Air (OTA)* Full-Track Song Downloads, 2004, 2005 & 2011: 2004 ($12.4 million), 2005 ($251 million), 2011 ($9.3 billion) See Full Stat Info
The French share of newly released albums domestically fell to 10 per cent in the first half of 2008, compared to 15 per cent in the first half of 2005. See Full Stat Info
Music companies are overwhelmingly the largest investors in artists? careers, ploughing back around 20 per cent of their revenues into the development of talent. See Full Stat Info
There were an estimated 1.6 billion songs downloaded illegally in Spain in 2008 (Promusicae/Gfk), compared to two million legal ?-la-carte downloads. See Full Stat Info
MySpace, for example, lists more than 2.5 million hip hop acts and 1.8 million rock artists alone. See Full Stat Info
Eight out of ten (82%) American teenagers familiar with the law think sanctions for illegal downloading are appropriate; 57 per cent of those unfamiliar with the law agree See Full Stat Info
2005 (6.80 million), 2006 (11.30 million), 2007 (16.60 million), 2008 (24.70 million), 2009 (34.80 million), 2010 (48.70 million), 2015 (69.30 million), 2020 (78.70 million) See Full Stat Info
P2P file-sharing, a large part of which is unauthorized copyrighted music and film, accounts for up to 80 per cent of all internet traffic (ipoque). See Full Stat Info
In the UK, Digital album sales also rose sharply, by 65 per cent to 10.3 million now accounting for 7.7 per cent of the albums market (OCC/ BPI). See Full Stat Info
Worldwide Music-Enabled Mobile Phone Sales,(millions of units): 69.8 million units in 2005, 126.1 million units in 2006 See Full Stat Info
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