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Ok, this is an educated guess.

These were the best and latest statistics i could get.

In September 2006, Steve Jobs announced that iTunes owned 88% of the legal music download market.

iTunes had 10,152,284 downloads a day on average, from 6 to 8 Billion downloads.
- so like it went from 6 to 8 billion downloads in like 200 days (10M x 200 = 2Billion)

A report released by the IFPI in 2009, stated that 95% of music downloads are illegal.
- so iTunes has 88% of this 5%

If we put that together......... 88% of 5%
The 5% of all music downloads is 11,536,686 a day

so the illegal market is....
230,733,727 illegal music downloads a day.... amazing huh? 230 Million a day.

I'm not going to do the 'per year' calculation, cus it probably wont fit on my calculator. LOL


NOTE - the 3 Statistics are from different times (not accurate)
- iTunes' growth is EXPONENTIAL
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/ITunes_Store_Songs_Sales.jpg)
- that's their sales up to 8 Billion
- iTunes is over 10 Billion now
- the music industry is better off, people still buy the physical album from a store of some sort and that's not calculated in this

But take this as the best statistic you can get, cus something like this is hard to track and calculate


I've answered two of these questions with the same answer now



if we do 230,733,727 times 365, you would get 84,217,810,355 downloads a year.
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