digital transfer of music from the Internet to the user's home computer or mobile telephone
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A music download is the act of downloading a song from the Internet to a user's computer. This term can mean both legal downloads (by paying to download the music) and downloads of copyright material without permission or paying.
As of 2006, digital music sales are estimated to have reached about US$2 billion. Around the world in 2006, an estimated 509 million songs were purchased online.
There are many websites that let you download music. Some of these sites are iTunes, Google Play, Windows Store, and Amazon.com. As of January 2011[update], The biggest of these stores is iTunes, which is run by Apple, and had an income of $1.1 billion in 2011.
- ↑ 2007, IFPI Digital Music Report 2007, IFPI
- ↑ June 2008, The Tables Have Turned: Rock Stars – Not Record Labels – Cashing In On Digital Revolution Archived 24 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine, IBISWorld
- ↑ January 19 2011, Apple's iTunes revenues top $1.1 billion in Q1 Archived 2011-05-12 at the Wayback Machine, FierceMobileContent