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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:
Proportion of 35- to 54-year-olds who have paid to download digital music:
Number of digital tracks purchased during 2006:
Increase over 2005:
Number of adult internet users who have stopped illegally downloading music: