$3.7 bln of digital music sold in 2008

IFPI reported legal digital global sales in 2008 grew by an estimated 25% to $3.7 bln in trade value, to account for about 20% of the industry’s global recorded music sales, up from 15% in 2007. 95% of the music downloaded in 2008, or more than 40 bln files, was illegal and not paid for.