Ripping off the wrapping paper across the UK was the starting gun for a spike in traffic to digital music services, according to the Financial Times. iTunes reported a 50% rise on Christmas Day and overall DMS were 15% busier than this time last year reports Hitwise. It’s widely expected that the BPI will report another record breaking year for digital music in 2005 and perhaps a breaking of the 1 million downloads a week mark!

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