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The has been forever changed since Napster took stage. There are so many ways to get free music. CD sales have dropped to almost nothing, iTunes has risen from the flames, and most of all, piracy has proven to be king.
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Can NoiseTrade's Free Downloads Still Save Music?: Why Derek Webb thinks his 6-year-old music site still beats the streaming services.

Can NoiseTrade's Free Downloads Still Save Music?: Why Derek Webb thinks his 6-year-old music site still beats the streaming services. | Music Downloads | Scoop.it
Why Derek Webb thinks his 6-year-old music site still beats the streaming services.
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This article touches on a few points. It talks about how an artist gave his music for free and started selling tickets to venues all around the country. It also talks about how streaming services like Spotify are destoying the industry almost as bad as torrents.

 

Pros of downloading music: Artist have have it easier than ever to get recognized, it helps sell shows

 

Cons of downloading music: It can be done for free so artist get no money direct from sales, artist have a bigger market to compete against

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Music Engineers: A casualty of illegal downloads - SYNC23

Music Engineers: A casualty of illegal downloads - SYNC23 | Music Downloads | Scoop.it
There’s no real need to advertise for music engineers – recruiters usually receive dozens of unsolicited applications a week.
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Music piracys impact on recording studios are beginning to show trends. This looks at the direct result of the music industry's inability to cope with the new digital age.

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The Risks of Music Piracy in 2013

The Risks of Music Piracy in 2013 | Music Downloads | Scoop.it
Know the risks and rights associated with Internet piracy before you click that "Download" button.
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The risks that are involved with piracy has been in constant flux. It has proven to be a difficult task to deal with piracy legally. There are well documented court cases that labels have sue for thousands of dollars per infraction. Just recently, the industry has moved to sending multiple notices until the users internet is eventually throttled and/or required to pay a fine.

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Music on the Web: Google, Facebook and Apple set to battle for your ears

Music on the Web: Google, Facebook and Apple set to battle for your ears | Music Downloads | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley is poised to upend the music industry -- again.
From Napster to Pandora, from the iPod to the iPhone, technology innovation has made music easier to find and cheaper to buy than ever before.
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iTunes changed the music scene. It has been some what successful at combating software. However, artists are starting to see the little bit of money that iTunes brought, getting taken away with streaming services. However, there are companies competing to bring download and streaming servieces together for profit. Which is a great idea. If I am streaming a song, sometimes I personally want to keep it and not have to worry about connecting online.

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Online Piracy Was A Missed Opportunity

Online Piracy Was A Missed Opportunity | Music Downloads | Scoop.it
House of Cards has enjoyed much success despite its focus on Netflix rather than traditional TV services (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife) At the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival recently, Kevin Spacey gave a rather...
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This article talks about music movies and TV shows and the impact piracy has had on the industry. People will go out of there way to get the content they want for as cheap as possible, free being the topic in this article. However, there as been studies that show most people will pay for the content if it is reasonable.

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