Digital Music Doctor Announces Music Software Popularity Index for 2007 Q4

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Digital Music Doctor announces the results of the Music Software Internet Popularity Index for Fourth Quarter 2007. As in all previous releases of this analysis, Digidesign Pro Tools holds a commanding lead. However, there have been some significant shifts in the annual averages for the other positions. Image Line FL Studio has now been in second place and Cakewalk Sonar in fourth place in the annual averages for two quarters in a row. Apple Logic moved up to seventh place and Cakewalk Project 5 climbed back into the top ten replacing Sony Acid Pro.

Digital Music Doctor announces the results of the Music Software Internet Popularity Index for Fourth Quarter 2007. As in all previous releases of this analysis, Digidesign Pro Tools holds a commanding lead. However, there have been some significant shifts in the annual averages for the other positions. Image Line FL Studio has now been in second place and Cakewalk Sonar in fourth place in the annual averages for two quarters in a row. Apple Logic moved up to seventh place and Cakewalk Project 5 climbed back into the top ten replacing Sony Acid Pro.

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

Product (Index)
1. DigiDesign Pro Tools (10.2)
2. FL Studio (6.9)
3. Steinberg Cubase (6.3)
4. Cakewalk Sonar (5.6)
5. Adobe Audition (3.7)
6. Apple GarageBand (2.9)
7. Apple Logic (2.3)
8. Sony Sound Forge (2.2)
9. Cakewalk Project 5 (1.9)
10. MOTU Digital Performer (1.9)

This index is based on a four-quarter average of Internet search activity on Google, Yahoo, AOL and MSN. Collectively these 4 search engines represent more than 91 percent of the searches on the Internet. Over 100 search terms are used to construct this index, and 16 music software products are tracked quarterly. Looking at the index over the past year, Pro Tools and FL Studio have consistently been the front runners. However, there has been a fair amount of volatility in the other positions.

Additional details on the results of the Music Software Popularity Index are available at the Digital Music Doctor Web site, http://www.digitalmusicdoctor.com/reviews/musicblog.

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