Music Metrics

In 2005, U.S. music lovers downloaded about 332.7 million songs (legally), more than doubling 2004’s tally of 134.2 million.
Source: Bloomberg News, December 30, 2005

Selling Point

U.S. album sales dropped about 7 percent in 2005 — from $650.8 million in 2004 to $602.2 million in ’05.
Source: Nielsen SoundScan