Digital revenue as a whole jumped 17 percent, and now accounts for a full 28 percent of the company's quarterly sales.
Music downloads, from iTunes, Amazon MP3 and other services, accounted for $205 million in revenue during the quarter, with streaming services like Spotify bringing in another $15 million. Streaming is increasing at a fast pace, 36 percent last quarter, while downloads remain in their shrinking growth mode, at just 15 percent.
The company remains hopeful that former pirates will shell out money for the convenience of a Spotify (or other service) which offers millions of tracks in decent quality and via your computer and mobile devices.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 10 Feb 2012 13:57