According to research by the NPD Group, the research firm that tracks U.S. music sales, these are the top selling music stores in America, by percent of overall sales:
iTunes Store 19 percent
Wal-Mart (stores and online) 15 percent
Best Buy 13 percent
Amazon 6 percent
Target 6 percent
The death of the CD is upon us. Recently a friend gave me an iTunes gift card as a birthday present–I’m still using it as a bookmark! I’m sure I’ll get around to using it, but I’ve since bought albums at Soundgarden, including one I had to special order. I’m a Boomer Luddite–my technology, my music.