U.S. wireless music services will have over 50 million users by 2010

470 million
The total number of digital single tracks downloaded online or to mobile phones
in 2005

U.S. wireless music services will have over 50 million users and generate more than a $1 billion dollars in revenue in 2010, just 5 years after appearing in late 2005, forecasts IDC. Wireless over-the-air (OTA) music services offer mobile phone users a convenient way to buy music and provide the music industry with an exciting new distribution channel. 

IDC expects music-enabled mobile phone shipments to reach nearly 60% of all handsets shipped in the U.S. by 2010.

Key drivers for future growth include music-enabled handset penetration, deployment of broadband wireless networks, increased marketing efforts, bundling and cross-promotion of various music-related services, and driving flat-rate pricing schemes.

Digital Music Sales Nearly Triple in 2005 to $US 1.1 billion

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