The world of internet downloads laid berth to the Apple’s iTunes. Launched in 2001, it offered its users the ability to connect to the iTunes store to purchase and download music legally at a touch of a button.
As of September 2010, 11.7 billion songs have been downloaded through iTunes. Its phenomenal success was helped by the release of the iPhone in January 2007 that was labelled the ‘revolutionary mobile phone’.
A staggering fact is that 64% of iPhone users now consume online music in the United States.
The below infographic courtesy of MoneySupermarket.com details how the web has changed the way we buy music and it contains some brilliant facts and figures.