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How are illegal downloads damaging the record labels and overall music industry? - Zintro Blog

How are illegal downloads damaging the record labels and overall music industry? - Zintro Blog | Music Downloads | Scoop.it
As illegal downloading has cannibalized consumer spending on music, questions have circulated as to how drastically this will impact the major record labels and overall music industry.
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Online Piracy Does Not Negatively Affect Digital Music Sales, May Actually Help Music Industry

Online Piracy Does Not Negatively Affect Digital Music Sales, May Actually Help Music Industry | Music Downloads | Scoop.it
A study says online piracy doesn't lead to the loss of digital music sales -- illegal downloading may increase number of visitors to legal downloading sites.
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The Article was interesting to me because it talked about studies  examined the effects of online piracy and digital music.

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How Does Illegally Downloading Music Impact the Music Industry?

How Does Illegally Downloading Music Impact the Music Industry? | Music Downloads | Scoop.it
According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), 30 billion songs were illegally downloaded between 2004 and 2009. Even with sites like iTunes and Rhapsody offering legal downloads, ...
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This online source is reliable, it goes into details about specific aspects of why downloading music hurts the industry.

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Are downloads really killing the music industry? Or is it something else?

Are downloads really killing the music industry? Or is it something else? | Music Downloads | Scoop.it
The music industry does like to insist that filesharing - aka illegal downloading - is killing the industry: that every one of the millions of music files downloaded each day counts as a "lost" sale, which if only it could somehow have been prevented would put stunning amounts of money into impoverished artists' hands. And, of course, music industry bosses' wallets. But we won't mention that
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In my opinion downloading is not the only thing killing the industry, but has a major affect on why the industry has been the way its been regarding sales.

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Music Piracy: Major Studies Conflicted Over Recording Industry Impact

Music Piracy: Major Studies Conflicted Over Recording Industry Impact | Music Downloads | Scoop.it
People like simple answers. We like to be told what is right, what is true, and what is wrong. If the issue is complex, we can get confused - so in an information-overloaded world, it's always much easier to ingest a black-and-white view of complex questions. So it is when discussing illegal music downloading. [...]
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I found this article very useful if you want to learn more about music piracy, also its a reliable source.

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Carissa's curator insight, February 12, 4:39 PM

Its hard to say which argument is correct, people need to realize that this is a business and they'll do what ever it takes to increase their sales. most people just want cheap or free and the stopped caring about the quality of product they're getting. If one song can make over 16 million in the first year alone, even if you take out expenses thats still how many million for profit. So it would be reasonable to say that lowering the price of the song would still give you a decent profit.