Thursday, June 19, 2003 [Tweets] [Favorites]

Independent Tunes

Mike Swaine points to a report from Apple’s meeting with the independent music artists, which has some fun with statistics:

45% of all songs have been bought as an album. In other words: don’t worry about the death of the album format. 45% of people prefer to buy as an album anyway, even though they always have the option to only buy per-song.

Another way of looking at it would be to say that people are buying about ten times as many singles as albums. In other mathy book news, when I was in the airport last week I noticed that John Allen Paulos has a new book out, about the stock market. Paulos is also author of the classic A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper. No more book plugs for a while—I promise.

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MacNN reports the same number, with similar analysis.

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