- Nearly half of the survey respondents admitted to downloading music from the Internet; and 64 percent of these respondents have paid for the music.
- The largest percentage of respondents who have purchased music online spent between $10 and $20 in the last 12 months.
- The most popular site used was iTunes, with 53 percent of music purchasers having used the site.
- Online sales of digital music represented almost 6 percent of the total worldwide music market in 2005. This figure is up from virtually zero in 2003.
- According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), paid-for digital single downloads reached 420 million in 2005, which is more than double the number of digital singles downloaded in 2004.
- Another method is subscription-based services, with the overall subscriber base reaching 2.8 million, up from 1.5 million in 2004.
- Online song catalogues doubled to nearly 2 million songs on all major online music services. In addition, the number of legitimate music sites reached 335 worldwide, up from 50 in 2003.
- Mobile phones have evolved from basic voice-based handsets to multimedia handsets used for different functions such as voice, data, music, music distribution and video.