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Legal Music Downloads Growing Faster Than Illegal Ones

Legal Music Downloads Growing Faster than IllegalIf you purchased and downloaded your first digital album this year, then congratulations, you're not alone! Demand for legal music downloads increased an impressive 29-percent last quarter over the same quarter in 2007. Interestingly, while illegal downloads of music also increased over the same period, they rose only 23 percent.

This means that more and more people are turning to legal alternatives like Amazon's MP3 service, or the ubiquitous iTunes. The news isn't all good, though. While online demand is increasing, overall music sales dropped 2-percent -- more bad news for a music industry that's already hurting. [From: Silicon Alley Insider]

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