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  • Guero

    • 10 out of 10
    • Beck
    • Beck is the modern master of the groove, and Guero is merely the latest example of this. From the opening power chords of "E-Pro," to the Pac-Man cuteness of "Girl," to the dirge-like lullab

  • Supernature

    • 10 out of 10
    • Goldfrapp
    • On their latest CD, Supernature, Goldfrapp has put together a successful mix of 1980-era New Romanticism, German cabaret, and T. Rex glam that leaves you riveted even through the album's lulls. It's a great amalgam that sounds current without sounding at all dated.

  • Wolfmother

    • 8 out of 10
    • Wolfmother
    • Black Sabbath, The White Stripes, The Stooges. There aren't many bands worth their salt that want to be compared to other bands, but when I listen to Wolfmother's self-titled American debut, I can

  • The Life Pursuit

    • 8 out of 10
    • Belle & Sebastian
    • The Life Pursuit is a sort of Reeses Peanut Butter Cup. You get Belle & Sebastian's peanut butter (its wistful, often irresistible pop) dipped in a 'Have A Nice Day!' and glam 70s chocol

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Once More, with Feeling

    • 10 out of 10
    • Various Artists
    • Most musical episodes of TV shows frankly stink. They are usually little more than ill-conceived vehicles intended to let the stars show off what musical talent they have. Once More, With Feeling,

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Piper Jaffray Sees iTunes Accounting for 5% of Apple’s Revenue in CY06

Piper Jaffray analysts Gene Munster and Michael Olson have issued a new research report on Apple in light of the successful launch of the iTunes Music Store in Japan. They are currently modeling iTunes income that accounts for 5% of Apple's total revenue during calendar year 2006 (CY06), with the potential for 1.35 billion songs sold during that 12-month period. They also see Apple selling over 32 million iPods during CY06, bringing the company to an install base of almost 70 million MP3 players by the end of that year.

The analysts arrived at their numbers by looking at the number of iTunes downloads during the previous quarter, along with the total iPods sold, and estimating an average of 6.1 songs sold per iPod in the install base. However, their own current estimate is 877 million songs sold by the end of CY06, based on a more modest increase each quarter. "We do not expect a massive impact on earnings from iTunes upside in CY06," they write, "but continued growth could provide measurable leverage as volumes become more significant."

Piper Jaffray maintains its "Outperform" rating on Apple's stock, with a US$52 12-month price target. At the close of trading on Thursday, Apple's stock was $43.97, up 1.36% for the day.

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