Paid Music Downloads Increased in 2008

There’s an encouraging article at WebProNews entitled Online Music Purchases Increase. It appears that digital music consumers were willing to pay for music in 2008. So while we can all lament the demise of giant record labels and massive blockbuster releases, the independent artist may be better off. Here are some interesting points from the article:

  • The number of people buying music online increased by 8 million people, for a total of 36 million, in 2008
  • 13 million fewer buyers of music in the US last year
  • Online social networks are playing an increasingly important role in shaping music listening. (duh)

Check it out if you feel like it…