“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.,” Bloomberg News reports. “iTunes moved up from 14th a year earlier, Port Washington, New York-based NPD said today in a statement.”
The Top seven music retailers in the U.S. in 3rd quarter 2005:
1. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
2. Best Buy Co.
3. Target Corp.
4. Amazon.com Inc.
5. Trans World Entertainment Corp.’s FYE
6. Circuit City Stores Inc.
7. Apple Computer, Inc.’s iTunes Music Store
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John Borland reports for CNET News, “Apple Computer’s iTunes music store now sells more music than Tower Records, Borders, and Sam Goody. ‘Taking their growth and others’ pain, it’s not inconceivable to see them cracking into higher ground in the foreseeable future,’ said NPD music and movies industry analyst Russ Crupnick… Apple’s iTunes has maintained more than 70 percent of the PC-based digital music download market throughout 2005, Crupnick said. That market share is likely to climb slightly when Macintosh customers are added in, but NPD does not track those purchases, he said.”
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