Music Software Popularity Index -- 2007 Q1

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Digital Music Doctor announces the results of the Music Software Internet Popularity Index for First Quarter 2007. DigiDesign Pro Tools holds a commanding lead in first place followed by Steinberg Cubase in second. The third and forth place products, Adobe Audition and FL Studio, are still better known on the Internet by their former names, Cool Edit and Fruity Loops, respectively. The most significant change this quarter was Apple GarageBand which moved up to fifth place, exchanging places with Sony Sound Forge which dropped to seventh. Ableton Live remains in the tenth position for the second quarter in a row, replacing Apple Logic.

Digital Music Doctor announces the results of the Music Software Internet Popularity Index for First Quarter 2007. DigiDesign Pro Tools holds a commanding lead in first place followed by Steinberg Cubase in second. The third and forth place products, Adobe Audition and FL Studio, are still better known on the Internet by their former names, Cool Edit and Fruity Loops, respectively. The most significant change this quarter was Apple GarageBand, which moved up to fifth place, exchanging places with Sony Sound Forge, which dropped to seventh. Ableton Live remains in the tenth position for the second quarter in a row, replacing Apple Logic.

The 10 most popular music software products on the Internet, based on recent search engine activity are:

PRODUCT                     INDEX
DigiDesign Pro Tools         6.73
Steinberg Cubase             3.76
Adobe Audition                 3.10
FL Studio                     2.87
Apple GarageBand             1.73
Cakewalk Sonar                 1.72
Sony Sound Forge             1.59
Sony Acid                     1.53
Band-in-a-Box                 0.80
Ableton Live                 0.75

This index is based on a four-quarter average of Internet search activity on Google, Yahoo, AOL & MSN. Collectively these four search engines represent more than 94 percent of the searches on the Internet. Over 120 search terms are used to construct this index, and 15 music software products are tracked quarterly.

Looking at the index over the past year, Pro Tools, Cubase, Audition and FL Studio have consistently been the front runners. However, there has been a fair amount of volatility in the other positions. The most significant change this quarter was Apple GarageBand which moved up to fifth place, exchanging places with Sony Sound Forge which dropped to seventh. Ableton Live remains in the tenth position for the second quarter in a row, replacing Apple Logic.

Additional details on the results of the Music Software Popularity Index are available at the Digital Music Doctor website, http://www.digitalmusicdoctor.com/popularity.htm.

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