In China, digital music sales are a high proportion of the total (73 percent) because CD piracy is rife, unmonetised, in Asia.
The UK is the world’s most competitive market, with 73 licensed digital services operating.
Some Latin American countries have few music services, making iTunes Store, which recently rolled out there, influential.
CDs still sell well in Germany and France, thanks partly to high sales of classical music.
In the U.S. now, a majority of trade revenue from recorded music comes from digital – a globe-topping $2.2 billion.