Here are some interesting numbers involving how people are buying music these days compared to ten years ago. Back in 2004, the largest demo of CD buyers was in the range of age 36 to 50. Today, the largest age demo of people buying CDs are those 50 and over. They account for 35% of all compact discs sold.
In 2004, teenagers bought the most digital music—no surprise there. But today, the biggest purchasers of downloads are people 36 to 50. They’re responsible for about 26% of all digital purchases. Teenagers? They’re way down the list now. And what about gender splits? Women buy more CDs than men—roughly 5% more. And women buy more digital music by a margin of about 6%.