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Apple’s iTunes Becomes No. 1 in Music Sales in US

Apple, Inc.’s iTunes Store becomes America’s top music retailer surpassing Wal-Mart for the first time ever, according to an NPD MusicWatch Surve.

NPD gave Apple’s iTunes Store 19 % of the music market and Wal-Mart 15 %.

Over 50 million people use iTunes to download music, which is proof of the distinct change in music retailing. The shift to digital music by Apple and competitors such as Amazon and MySpace is changing the industry.