Alex's News on Music Piracy
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Piracy is a hotly contested topic in the music industry. Here I will upload links specific to piracy in the music industry.
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Music Piracy: Major Studies Conflicted Over Recording Industry Impact - Forbes

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Music Piracy: Major Studies Conflicted Over Recording Industry Impact
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Taken at face value, our findings indicate that digital music piracy does not displace legal music purchases in digital format.

 

Alex - Conflicting reports supporting both sides of the argument for/against piracy. In my opinion, the industry is still evolving, and this is what is giving us these different results.

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Study finds illegal downloading doesn't harm music industry

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Study links illegal downloading to a positive trend in purchasing music legally. 
"A new study published by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre has found that illegal downloading doesn't hurt the music industry. After examining the browsing habits of more than 16,000 ...


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Michael's curator insight, April 16, 2013 11:16 AM

Illegal downloading actually is suppose to boost sells because the people downloading the music illegally wouldn't have gotten it if piracy downloading sites we're not available and help the spread of music by saying hey you should listen to this song and possible the person might buy the song or album still in a negative effect the record labels don't receive all the income

John Yosh's curator insight, August 11, 2014 4:16 PM

The music industry has claimed for years that digital music piracy has destroyed their potential to sell physical records in music stores and also hurt their sales of digital downloads. Lobbying groups such as the RIAA and BPI have been pushing for years for harsh penalties and tougher regulations on illegal music downloading. This new study by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, however, actually shows an opposite trend; people who are downloading music illegally are actually more likely to purchase the music in some form. The study also refutes another common argument that streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora hurt music sales as well. The new research claims that streaming services in fact do increase legal digital music sales. Illegal downloading may not be as harmful to the music industry as once believed.

Brian Valdes's curator insight, September 12, 2015 10:18 PM

Consumers say they wouldn't buy if it weren't for piracy. Even if there is trespassing of private property rights and copyrights piracy doesn't really dent anyones pocket statistically. Sometimes I research unknown bands and I stream it on youtube to see what they soundalike before running to the store to snag a copy.

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The Long, Fruitful History of Music Piracy - Reason

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Piracy is bleeding the music industry is to death.

 

Alex - Whether for it or against it, you can't deny piracy is affecting the traditional music business model. This article describes a decline in the industry, despite the high download rate.

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Senate Committee OKs Domain-Name Seizure for Pirate Websites | Threat Level | Wired.com

Senate Committee OKs Domain-Name Seizure for Pirate Websites | Threat Level | Wired.com | Alex's News on Music Piracy | Scoop.it

Alex - The US Judiciary Committee has approved legislation that would allow seizure of domain names and shut piracy websites down upon a court order. This has not been enacted into law yet - it still has to pass the House, but this is still a step closer to total control over unlicensed content on the internet. There are two sides to the argument as always: people love free stuff, and even if it's illegal, no one wants a locked-down internet. The other side is in support of the industry: artists and record labels are not making revenue from the illegal downloads, but they are gaining popularity.

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Video - Clive Davis on File Sharing, Digital Piracy and Emering Artists - WSJ.com

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In this excerpt from music mogul Clive Davis's full interview with the WSJ's Lee Hawkins, Davis discusses the record industry's reaction to file sharing and piracy, and whether consumers will continue to pay for music.

 

Alex - Wall Street Journal. The music industry is big business, and without a doubt, most big record labels want to capitalize on the music that is downloaded. But are illegal downloads affecting sales? Will consumers even continue to pay for individual songs?

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Why The Music Industry Isn't Suing Mashup Star 'Girl Talk'

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DJ Greg Gillis, aka Girl Talk, is arguably the most famous “mash up” musician around, filling up sizable venues with his high-energy live pe…

 

Alex - This article discusses the hardships facing the music industry when faced with someone who blatantly uses other artist's work without licensing fees. I think this is an interesting take on the conflict, as no one has decided to sue Girl Talk yet.

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Ghost Beach Band Debates Piracy on Times Square Billboard

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The Brooklyn band Ghost Beach addresses the debate over music piracy in a big way: on an LED billboard above the American Eagle Outfitters store in Times Square.

 

Alex - Brooklyn-based band 'Ghost Beach' partnered with American Eagle and it got them use of their billboard. What did they do with it? Sparked debate. The band has always given their music away, so their side is obvious, but encouraging the use of hashtags #artistsforpiracy and #artistsagainstpiracy has given them some nice publicity and renewed discussion.


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