I am wanting to purchase the CD "Wreck of the day" by Anna Nalick and I have two choices. 1: Buy it at walmart for $9.83 2: Download it from ITMS for $9.99 I have weighed all the factors and I am at about 50%/50% either way. What I need to know to fill in the last few blanks is which format better benifits the artist. I assume that there is more cost to the record company to physically produce and distribute the CD so it would make sense that the record companies would make more profit off of distribution through ITMS (Even after Apples cut) I guess my two bottom line question are 1 Does the artist make more money off of ITMS vs Retail sales? 2: Do sales from ITMS factor into the billboard rating for sales? I know this may be a duplicate thread, but it is late and I am exhausted. Any help would be greatly appreciated.