DIGITAL MUSIC (Hypebot) — Digital sales of music represented 10% of the total worldwide music market in '07 up from 6% in '06, according to In-Stat. By 2012, digital music sales will represent 40% of all music purchased worldwide.
Factors contributing to this growth include the global expansion of broadband, demand for single-track downloads and market growth in mobile downloads to mobile handsets in markets beyond Japan wear over-the-air already dominates. Recent research by In-Stat found the following
40% by 2008 worldwide seems like slow growth to me and others have predicted more aggressive numbers.