A spokesman for the [British Phonographic Industry] said that the number of tracks legally downloaded during the year had topped 24m compared with 5.7m the previous year. The mass popularity of devices such as the iPod and the growing number of homes with high speed broadband connections, together with a strong push by record labels to widen the choice of songs available legally, have contributed to the growth.Shame that it's been spun in The Guardian into "Music industry failing to halt illegal downloads".
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Legal downloads grow 400%
Good news for the recording industry: