15% of music sold worldwide in 2007 was digital

In 2007, online music distribution represented about 23% of revenue in the US, and about 15% worldwide. As a percentage of total revenue in the US market, physical media (CDs, LPs, DVD-A and so on) have gone from 91% of revenue in 2005 to 77% in 2007. There is also evidence that physical retailers are even reducing the physical floor space dedicated to CDs. Enabling the transition away from retail music CDs toward online distribution is now in sight, given that 77% of U.S. households (a total of 96 mln connections) will have broadband connections by 2012, Gartner reports.