March 25th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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The prospect of smartphone-fuelled music piracy hasn't been a huge public concern for the music industry in recent years, give or take the odd jab at Google for allowing MP3-downloading apps onto its Android...

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April 17th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge

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NPD Group has shared some stats from its latest Annual Music Study report in the US, drawing some useful conclusions about Apple's share of the music downloads market, as well as the (positive) impact...

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April 3rd, 2013 by Stuart Dredge

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Pandora remains the most popular streaming music service by far in the US, according to the latest research from NPD Group. It estimates that Pandora's free version was used by 39% of 13-35 year-olds...

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March 1st, 2013 by Music Ally

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There was plenty of celebrating earlier this week when NPD Group announced that P2P piracy was falling in the US, just after the IFPI released figures showing music sales rising slightly in 2012.

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November 9th, 2012 by Stuart Dredge

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Want more data on the digital music market to stoke the argument about whether streaming services are cannibalising CDs and downloads? We got it!

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October 22nd, 2012 by Music Ally

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NPD Group analyst Russ Crupnick has criticised people who've interpreted the American Assembly report as proving that filesharing leads to music purchasing.

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September 20th, 2012 by Stuart Dredge

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NPD reckons that iTunes took a 64% share of the US digital music market in Q2 this year, and a 29% share of ALL music sold at retail.

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March 7th, 2012 by Music Ally

NPD Group has published its latest figures for the US consumer music market, claiming that total track sales rose 4% year-on-year, with the decline in CD sales "not nearly as severe as in the past, and...

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March 7th, 2012 by Music Ally

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NPD Group has published its latest figures for the US consumer music market, claiming that total track sales rose 4% year-on-year, with the decline in CD sales "not nearly as severe as in the past, and...

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