4 Top Music Sellers

Reprinted from Bob Baker’s

Indie Music Promotion Blog

Want to know where the most is being sold? According to a survey of 40,000 people by NPD Group, here are the top four music retailers in the United States today:

1) (15.8% of total U.S. music sales)
2) (13.8%)
3) (9.8%)
4) (6.7%)
Note that these figures include both online and brick and mortar store sales, and both CD and download sales.
Despite their steady decline in recent years, physical CD sales still dominate with 86 percent of all music sales.
The biggest surprise with this survey is that iTunes moved up for the first time to surpass Amazon in music sales.


Bob Baker is the author of “Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook,” “Unleash the Artist Within” and “Branding Yourself Online.” He also publishes TheBuzzFactor.com, a web site, blog and e-zine that deliver free music marketing tips and self-promotion ideas to musicians of all kinds. Visit
for more details.

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~ by fatkidrecords on June 22, 2007.

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