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Then & Now: How ten years of iTunes has changed music

THEN NOW THE CHANGING FACE OF MUSIC BEFORE AND AFTER ITUNES 2003: The birth 2002 2012 of iTunes Variety rules with more artists reaching number one in a year compared to 2002 Number of number 1 artists in a year 2012 49 2002 31 Top selling artists used to bag more album and single sales Best selling albums 2002 2012 Robbie Williams, Escapology Emile Sande, Our Version of Events 1.5M 1.4M Best selling singles 2002 2012 Will Young, Anything is Possible / Evergreen Gotya FT Kimbra, Somebody That I Use To Know 1.3M 1.8M You now get more beats for your buck with an album Average price of an album £7.96 £10.71 But singles now have the upper hand over albums Single sales 2002 2012 43m 189m Singles Singles Album sales 149.2m 99.9m Albums Albums HMV Stores halved in 2012 Number of HMV stores 2002 525 252 2012 Whilst CD sales have plummeted, vinyl has tripled CD and Vinyl Sales 2002 2012 649.5 m 193.7m 1.3m 4.5m NME Weekly no longer has the appeal it used to NME circulation 72,442 27,650 2002 2012 Licensed music services have exploded Number of licensed music services OVER 500 LESS THAN 40 2002 2012 Live Music is more powerful than ever Highest grossing tour revenues Madonna N Sir Paul Mcartney $126.1 MILLION $296.1 MILLION The Price of a Glastonbury Ticket has almost doubled Glastonbury ticket price £105 O £2050 Apple rules with global sales of iPods and iPhones reaching the population of Japan Number of iPod and iPhone sales 60k 2002 2012 Brought to you by 0t 2002 2002 2012 160m

Then & Now: How ten years of iTunes has changed music

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Over the past 10 years iTunes has changed the way we share, purchase and consume music






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