The four most popular products--ImageLine FL Studio, Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, and Apple GarageBand--maintained the same positions as last quarter based on the annual average of the index. However, the monthly rankings in many cases are considerably different than the annual rankings since the monthly rankings are more influenced the impact of Social Media (Facebook, Twitter & YouTube) which was recently included in the index. For a more detailed discussion of the impact of Social Media and other recent changes, Software Popularity Index - Getting Social.
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The music software popularity index is based both on Internet search activity on Google and Microsoft (Yahoo+Bing) as well as social engagement activity on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Here are the changes in annual rankings from the past quarter for all of the products tracked in this index. More...