The Guide to... Teenage Music Downloaders
Written by BMRB
12 Apr 2005
There are around 2.4 million 11 to 19-year-olds who download music.
Since 2000, the number of teenagemusic downloaders (TMDs) has increased
by over a quarter.
41% of 11 to 19-year-olds living in the North download music.
Almost a quarter of TMDs listen to `celebrity interview/showbiz` radio programmes.
Over a third of them like Top of the Pops `a lot`.
Downloaders are 77% more likely than the average 11 to 19-year-old to
use the internet for 10 hours or more a week. Almost 50%of the group
consider the internet as `cool`.
TMDs are 45% more likely than the average 11 to 19-year-old to have
bought more than 20 CD albums in the past year, with a quarter of the
group buying their music online.
Over 350,000 of the group have an MP3 player which was bought new in
the past 12 months. A third of them consider themselves `an expert on
TMDs are 53% more likely than the average 11 to 19-year-old to rate
`jungle/drum and bass` as their favouritemusic types. Over a quarter of
the group say they like Linkin Park `a lot` while over two-thirds