iTunes third-largest music retailer in U.S.


DENVER -- According to research from the NPD Group, Apple iTunes is now the third-largest music retailer in the country in any format, digital or physical.

Based on first quarter figures, Wal-Mart remains the biggest single music retailer with 15.8% of the market, Best Buy second at 13.8% and iTunes third at 9.8%.

Overall, digital a la carte music sales now make up almost 14% of all music sales. That does not include other digital revenue such as subscription services or ad-supported services.