Concerns that legal music downloads services will destroy the lucrative CD format may be unfounded, recent research shows.

Findings from analysts, Entertainment Media Research, show that 92 per cent of music buyers still prefer to buy CDs. These findings claim music lovers buy digital downloads when the music they want isn't available in the shops, or to test an album before buying the CD version.

A strong 80 per cent of the 1,400 people surveyed said they would buy as many or more CDs in future.