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How Pirates May Actually Be Good For The Music Industry

How Pirates May Actually Be Good For The Music Industry | How Piracy Is Actually Good | Scoop.it
Digital pirates have long been the bane of the music business, those in the music business say. No longer interested in buying songs when they can get them for free, pirates are the reason behind the recording industry's falling revenue, the argument...
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A lot of people think that pirating music is stealing because it takes away revenue of the artist. This article suggests that people who pirate actually buy more music than those who don't. I know a lot of people will pirate an album just to hear it first then they will go and purchase the album physically or digitally later. I believe that people who pirate tend to be more passionate about music and will support artists with their money in many ways.

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Why I pirate | ExtremeTech

Why I pirate | ExtremeTech | How Piracy Is Actually Good | Scoop.it
Despite the terrifyingly hyperbolic tone that some anti-piracy literature takes, piracy obviously IS an issue -- but why? To answer that, I have to tell you why I pirate stuff.
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This article is from the perspective of a pirate. It gives reasons to why someone might pirate music and movies and how it is just a better option at this point. The author and I agree that at this point the entertainment industry is very archaic and needs to create better means for people to buy and share content. Maybe instead of trying to hold on to the past the industry needs to look towards the future of music and movies. I feel like a large portion my generation sees nothing wrong with pirating legally or morally. Maybe the industry should try to appeal more to the new generation of listeners and accept pirating as a culture.

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Music piracy surprisingly good for business, study claims

Music piracy surprisingly good for business, study claims | How Piracy Is Actually Good | Scoop.it
Downloading music illegally does not harm the music industry – in some cases it even helps it – according to a new study by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.
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This article talks about how pirating doesn't affect music sales. It talks about a study that concluded that people who pirate music would not buy the music even if pirate websites did not exist. Basically what it is saying is that people who torrent music aren't taking away sales because they wouldn't buy the music anyways even if they hadn't torrenting in the first place. I know personally that I would never buy the music I have torrented if torrenting hadn't existed. Pirating has played a big role in my passion for music and I wouldn't be where I am without it.

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How Pirates May Actually Be Good For The Music Industry

How Pirates May Actually Be Good For The Music Industry | How Piracy Is Actually Good | Scoop.it
Digital pirates have long been the bane of the music business, those in the music business say. No longer interested in buying songs when they can get them for free, pirates are the reason behind the recording industry's falling revenue, the argument...
Clayton Howard's insight:

A lot of people think that pirating music is stealing because it takes away revenue of the artist. This article suggests that people who pirate actually buy more music than those who don't. I know a lot of people will pirate an album just to hear it first then they will go and purchase the album physically or digitally later. I believe that people who pirate tend to be more passionate about music and will support artists with their money in many ways.

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Musicians Speak Out On Music Piracy

Musicians Speak Out On Music Piracy | How Piracy Is Actually Good | Scoop.it
Various musicians express their opinions on downloading music illegally. The pros and cons of free music.
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This article has quotes from various artists about pirating music. A lot of them don't have a problem with it and compare it to back in the day when people would record songs off the radio with tape decks. Piracy plays a big role in inspiring artists because it allows them to listen to music that they might not have heard without piracy. What these artists believe and I believe is that an album or song is not about making money but about sharing art with other people.

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Think piracy is killing the music industry? This chart suggests otherwise.

Sales of recorded music have plunged over the last decade. But concert ticket sales and other revenue have offset almost all of the decline.
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This article discusses how while piracy negatively affects album sales it also positively affects other means of revenue for artists. It talks about how concert revenues have sky rocketed over the last 15 years. The culture of how artists make revenue is changing. Artists no longer make most of their money through sales but through touring and merchandise. Pirating can give an artist a larger audience; the audience can then go support them at shows and buy merchandise to support the artist.

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