Number of single track downloads in the US (2008)


Stat: 1.1 billion single track downloads

Stat Categories: Music Industry Stats

Tags: digital music,downloads,single track,download

Years: 2008

Stat Source: IFPI

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

Submitted By: Michael Raeford

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