"This works out an average of $1.65 a pop and with the average music store selling tracks for $1 a pop, either some stores are seriously overcharging their tunes or some tweaking was made to make figures look more impressive before making them public." These sales figures include Europe appearently and most stores in Europe were selling (and some still are) songs at well above the one dollar mark. For example, iTunes was selling their tracks at one pound to start with... which translates into a little more than one dollar and fifty cents. There were many other countries charging similar rates in different currencies. This is why there's a difference in the price. No conspiracy here.