Monday, January 02, 2006


So many people got bright shiny iPods and other players for Christmas that 50% more downloads were sold on December 25th than on Christmas Eve.

The iTunes Music Store's dominance was underlined by the figures, outstripping its nearest competitor, Sony's Connect, by two-to-one; last year, Napster was in second place and only 10 per cent behind. Sony's relatively good performance is being put down to the Walkman phone tie-up with Ericson.

Thank god all those new machines aren't being filled with stolen music, eh?