ISPreview UK (and others) covers our survey where over 100 high bandwidth broadband users were asked about their music buying habits..
PlusNet questioned over 100 high bandwidth broadband users about their music buying habits. The survey supports the rise in music downloading with the increasing popularity of specialist sites such as iTunes, Emusic and Napster and the ever growing takeup of Apple’s iPod. Of those questioned, one in five (22 per cent) no longer buy physical CDs, preferring instead to go online for tracks and albums. “Whilst downloading music from the internet is clearly on the up, old habits die hard and people still want to hear the UK’s official Top 40 which combines both online and physical CD sales,” said Neil Armstrong, Products Director at PlusNet. “However, as the rise and rise of online music continues, one day it will provide the only real picture of the popular music in the UK today,” he added.