Growth in paid downloads slowed significantly in 2008, rising 27%, compared with a 45% increase a year earlier, according to Nielsen Co.'s SoundScan service.
Richard Greenfield, a media analyst at Pali Research, said that while he expected the changes to benefit consumers, it was unclear whether the moves would significantly boost sales. "The bigger issue is that the number of people buying music online is not big enough," he said...
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Source: wall street journal