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Study finds illegal downloading doesn't harm music industry

Study finds illegal downloading doesn't harm music industry | Digital Downloads | Scoop.it

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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Music sales go mutli-national

Music sales go mutli-national | Digital Downloads | Scoop.it
A European court has ruled that music royalties societies must now allow artists to sign up to a society of their choice and make multi-country licenses…

 

 

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Insight- This artist is about sales rising internationally due to the royalties made by all artists and songwriters. 

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Revenue Up, Piracy Down: Has the Music Industry Finally Turned a Corner? | TIME.com

Revenue Up, Piracy Down: Has the Music Industry Finally Turned a Corner? | TIME.com | Digital Downloads | Scoop.it
Fourteen years after Napster upended the music industry's financial model, it may finally be time for record labels to start singing a happier tune.

 

 

 

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Insight- This article is about record sales rising while piracy rate is decreasing. I believe buying music online has changed alot of things because now people can download and support their artist instead of going to the music store to support. 

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Music Industry Reports a Rise in Sales, Crediting Digital

Music Industry Reports a Rise in Sales, Crediting Digital | Digital Downloads | Scoop.it
While the increase was tiny and the total revenue, $16.5 billion, a far cry from the $38 billion at its peak, the news is a psychological boost to an industry long in decline.

 

 

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Insight- This article is about the rise in record sales due to legally downloading them digitally.

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Vinyl record sales have hit their highest point since 1997

Vinyl record sales have hit their highest point since 1997 | Digital Downloads | Scoop.it
Vinyl sales have hit their highest point since 1997 -- the same year Hanson’s “MMMBop” topped the charts

 

 

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Insight- I believe this article was relevant because even though digital downloads is at a record high so are vinyl.

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Press Release: Controversial Study Claims that Piracy Does Not Hurt Music Industry

Press Release: Controversial Study Claims that Piracy Does Not Hurt Music Industry | Digital Downloads | Scoop.it
Perth, April 15, 2013 - Recently, the European Commission Joint Research Centre released a study which analysed the purchasing and downloading statistics of approximately 16,000 European online music consumers.

 

 

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Insight- This is another article explaing how piracy is decreasing while record sales are rising. 

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Your Illegal Music Downloads Not Hurting Industry, Study Claims

Your Illegal Music Downloads Not Hurting Industry, Study Claims | Digital Downloads | Scoop.it
Controversial new European research supports pro-piracy arguments

 

 

 

Insight- This article is about saying illegal download isn't as bad as it was due to legally downloading them now. 

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