Buying Music Online Not Popular, European Research Shows

Only one in five European iPod owners regularly buys songs online, new research shows, a signal that the music industry will need to rely more heavily on other ways to recover revenue lost to piracy and illegal downloading. Europe's digital music market is expected to double to 385 million euros ($487.1 million) in 2006 from a year ago, Jupiter Research said, but iPod owners on average buy only 20 tracks a year from Apple Computer Inc.'s market-leading iTunes music store.

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