E-Tail Wagging

More Americans than ever are clicking “Add to Cart.” Check this out: how much Chicago spends online and what all that cash buys.

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By the Numbers

Despite the bellyaching of the recording industry about album sales, music buying online is alive and well. Here are some national statistics, courtesy of VerveLife, a Chicago-based digital-media marketing company.

Proportion of 25- to 34-year-olds who have paid to download digital music:

50%

Proportion of 35- to 54-year-olds who have paid to download digital music:

53%

Number of digital tracks purchased during 2006:

580 million

Increase over 2005:

65%

Number of adult internet users who have stopped illegally downloading music:

17 million

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