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Amazon AutoRip Gives You Free MP3s of CD Purchases, Retroactively Amazon AutoRip Gives You Free MP3s of CD Purchases, Retroactively

Amazon is looking to incentivize physical music sales by providing digital copies automatically and free of charge with each purchase. They’re also hoping that they can keep customers using their Cloud Player. Oh yeah, and it’s retroactive. We’re talking about …

Data Suggests Mobile Apps Will Surpass CD in Sales By 2012

Just how big is the market for mobile apps?

YouTube Was Helping The Music Industry In The UK

Will PRS Dispute Hurt Sales?

Online Music Listening Making Push, Downloads Falter

Teens age 13-17 bought 19% less music in 2008 than they did in ’07 according to a new NPD survey. CD purchases declined 26% and paid digital downloads fell 13% compared with the prior year. 32% of the teens who bought less digital music "expressed discontent" with the music available and 23% said that they already had enough music. 24% of teens said they had cut back all entertainment spending.

Digital Music Sales To Rise Dramatically In The Next 5 Years

A new study by JupiterResearch, a Forrester Research company, predicts that digital music will grow from the current 18% to 41% of total sales in 5 years. Researchers credited stores like Amazon and the transition to mp3′s which make downloads portable for some of the increase.