75% of music fans say CDs are too expensive
80% of the respondents to The Associated Press and Rolling Stone survey consider it stealing to download music for free without the copyright holder’s permission, and 92% say they’ve never done it. 75% of music fans say CDs are too expensive, and 58% say music in general is getting worse. A total of 618.9 mln CD albums were sold during 2005, sharply down from the 762.8 mln sold in 2001, according to Nielsen Soundscan. 352.7 mln digital music tracks were sold in 2005.