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News: Mobile Music Downloads Struggle to Make Headway
Posted on Sunday, May 23, 2010 @ 12:10:16 UTC
Topic: Industry News

Fewer than 2 percent of mobile users in the United States and western Europe used their phone to download music in the first quarter, showing the uphill task facing Apple iTunes challengers like Nokia. Although 24 percent listened to music on their phone, the vast majority loaded the tracks on to their handset from music they already had on a computer, according to data from industry tracker comScore. Services such as Nokia's Comes With Music and advertising-funded start-up Spotify, which both launched in late 2008, have sought to break iTunes's virtual monopoly of the legal market for digital music. Complete Article





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