iTMS Outsells Traditional Music Retailers

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Date: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005, 08:35
Category: iTunes Music Store

The Chicago Tribune (free reg req’d) reports that Apple Computer’s iTunes Music Store now sells more music than Tower Records or Borders, according to analyst firm the NPD Group.

Apple Computer Inc.’s iTunes online store was ranked the seventh-largest music retailer in the U.S. in the third quarter, breaking into the top 10 for the first time, according to researcher NPD Group Inc.
ITunes moved up from 14th a year earlier, Port Washington, New York-based NPD said today in a statement. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Best Buy Co., Target Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. remained the top-four music retailers in the U.S. based on the number of songs sold, NPD said. Trans World Entertainment Corp.’s FYE and Circuit City Stores Inc. also ranked ahead of Apple.

(via Bloomberg News).


The Chicago Tribune (free reg req’d) reports that Apple Computer’s iTunes Music Store now sells more music than Tower Records or Borders, according to analyst firm the NPD Group.

Apple Computer Inc.’s iTunes online store was ranked the seventh-largest music retailer in the U.S. in the third quarter, breaking into the top 10 for the first time, according to researcher NPD Group Inc.
ITunes moved up from 14th a year earlier, Port Washington, New York-based NPD said today in a statement. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Best Buy Co., Target Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. remained the top-four music retailers in the U.S. based on the number of songs sold, NPD said. Trans World Entertainment Corp.’s FYE and Circuit City Stores Inc. also ranked ahead of Apple.

(via Bloomberg News).

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