The NPD Group

  1. Tablets Can Do More to Encourage Digital Music Purchases, Report Says

    September 28, 2011 6:21 PM EDT One million additional people have purchased content at iTunes this year, according to a new report from The NPD Group. Unfortunately for music companies, the percent of iTunes content buyers who purchased music has declined to 75 percent from 82 ...

  2. Report: Music Tops Apps On iTunes

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While iTunes’ App Store is certainly a groundbreaking initiative that has changed the mobile content landscape, music still rules in the iTunes world. According to a new report from NPD Group, 82% of iPhone and iPod Touch users have bought music f ...

  3. NPD Group Sees Strong Interest in iTunes Cloud Service

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Between seven and eight million U.S. consumers have “strong interest” in a cloud-based music subscription service on the iTunes platform, according to The NPD Group . These consumers expressed willingness at $10 and up per month for either a strea ...

  4. The Top 10 Stories Of The Week

    March 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST The following is a round-up of the 10 most popular stories on Billboard.biz during the past week. 1. iTunes Tries To Steer Labels Away From Amazon's Daily Deal Apple's iTunes store has always dictated the terms of its dealings with recor ...

  5. NPD Group: U.S. Record Industry Lost 24 Million Customers Over Two Years

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST The NPD Group says 24 million fewer people bought music in 2009 compared to 2007. At the Digital Music Forum in New York on Wednesday, The NPD Group’s Russ Crupnick presented some insightful data on U.S. music purchases from 2007 to 2009. The pres ...

  6. U2, Apple Collaborate On TV Ad

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U2 is appearing in a new Apple Computer television ad promoting the iPod and iTunes Music Store. The spot -- which features the band performing its new single "Vertigo," from the upcoming "How to Dism U2 is appearing in a new Apple ...