Digital Downloads Infographic

Top 10 Digital Downloads

How they overtake the physical sales today

Digital distribution describes the delivery of media content such as audio, video, software and video games, without the use of physical media usually
over online delivery mediums, such as the Internet. It bypasses conventional physical distribution methods, such as paper, CDs, or DVDs.

Digital music

Digital downloads accounted for a record 50.3% of all music sales in the US last year contributing to a rise in total album sales for the first time since

In the US, only 16.5 per cent of internet users aged 13+ purchased digital music in the third quarter of 2010, according to NPD Group.

In 2010, the global digital music sector was worth an estimated US$ 4.6 billion, up six per cent on 2009.

The global top 10 selling digital singles of 2011:


Song Title

Sales (million)

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars


Jennifer Lopez


Lady Gaga

Pitbull Ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer

Black Eyed Peas

Maroon 5

Bruno Mars

Just The Way You Are


Party Rock Anthem

On The Floor

Rolling in The Deep

Born This Way

Give Me Everything

The Time (Dirty Bit)

Moves Like Jagger

The Lazy Song












In 2010 e-books continued to gain in their own underground markets. Unofficial (and occasionally unauthorized) catalogs of books became available over the
web, and sites devoted to e-books began disseminating information about e-books to the public.

In December 2010, e-books grew a dramatic +164% compared to the previous year ($49.5 million vs $18.7 million)

Sales increasing shows that there’s potential for authors to make serious cash from e-book sales.

Virtually, every book publishing category showed growth in one or both comparisons, with the phenomenal popularity of e-books continuing. top 10 best selling e-books of 2011 :

1. The Hunger Games-Suzanne Collins

2. Catching Fire-Suzanne Collins

3. Mockingjay-Suzanne Collins

4. The Help-Kathryn Stockett

5. The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo-Stieg Larsson

6. Wife by Wednesday-Catherine Bybee

7. The Litigators-John Grisham

8. 11/22/63-Stephen King

9. The Drop-Michael Connelly

10. Kill Alex Cross-James Patterson

Movies & Videos

Itunes top 10 most downloaded flicks of 2011 :

1. The Social Network

2. Limitless

3. No Strings Attached

4. Just Go With It

5. The Lincoln Lawyer

6. Bridesmaids

7. Source Code

8. Tangled

9. The King’s Speech

10. RED

The growth of legal download and digital rental sales according to the British Video, the market for legal downloads of films more than doubled from £35m
to £78m in 2010, while rental-style digital services grew in value by £5m to £205m last year.

The Times reported that digital sales of movies and TV shows are up about 22% in the first half of this year over the first half of last year ($329.4
million vs $270.3 million).

Twentieth Century Fox will release Prometheus in hi-def 3 weeks before the DVDs go on sale as an effort to boost digital downloads of its latest films.


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