Study: Amazon.com beats MP3.com

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of three top-rated music e-commerce sites, according to Greenfield Online's study of more than 5,000 consumers who have shopped for music online. MP3.com, despite recent publicity about its advanced technology for direct downloads of music, is a distant fourth with 16% of consumers citing its site. No. 1 is Amazon.com, which 44% voted as their favorite downloaded music site. CDnow.com garnered 39% and Barnesandnoble.com pulled 27% of consumers. Conducted in August, there were 5,155 participants, all of whom were required to have shopped for music online in the past over the Internet. Greenfield Online is an Internet-based consumer research and marketing company.

Copyright October 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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