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Local Musicians Weigh In On Music Piracy

Vancouver Musicians from The Written Years, Young Pacific, and Matt The Brat give their opinions on Bill C-11 and how the music industry has been affected by...
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"The death to music as we know it" says Matt Balmforth about what free downloads are doing to the music industry.  Artists are no longer making money off of their music as they did decades ago; they're now having to give more at their live shows/concerts to make sure they do not lose their paying fan base.

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Music Industry Counts the Cost of Piracy - NYTimes.com

Sales of digital music rose 12 percent worldwide last year, but that growth was insufficient to compensate for plunging revenue from compact discs.
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Piracy is not free - there's a cost.  Record sales decrease.  The growth in digital music sales is not enough to compensate for the decline in CD sales; an issue that grows as a result of piracy.

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Music industry may soon designate Friday, and not Tuesday, as release day for new albums

Music industry may soon designate Friday, and not Tuesday, as release day for new albums | Music Artists foresee homelessness in their future should piracy continues. | Scoop.it
If the policy goes into effect, Friday will be the designated streetdate around the world.

Via Christopher Coleman
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In their efforts to attack piracy and incorporate preventive measures, the labels are considering moving music release dates from Tuesday to instead Friday as early as July 2015; they're hoping this change would help reduce the piracy traffic.

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The Piracy Crusade | University of Massachusetts Press

The Piracy Crusade | University of Massachusetts Press | Music Artists foresee homelessness in their future should piracy continues. | Scoop.it

In the decade and a half since Napster first emerged, forever changing the face of digital culture, the claim that “internet pirates killed the music industry” has become so ubiquitous that it is treated as common knowledge. Piracy is a scourge on legitimate businesses and hard-working artists, we are told, a “cybercrime” similar to identity fraud or even terrorism. 


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Piracy:  Copyright laws are not on your side.  This is not a rebirth of Napster and the law is coming to get you!

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JustTheBeginning's curator insight, February 9, 2016 9:54 PM

A great thing I could take away from this book has to be the way it throughly describes how ruthless the industry is becoming. The effort people are going to breakaway these restrictions ins't something that should just be overlooked no more how minor the issue seems to us as people who just inherently choice to abide the laws which are broken these are a big concern to us in a way as well.

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Music industry: Piracy is choking sales - CNET News

Worldwide music sales fell in 2002 for the third year in a row, says an international recording industry group--and Internet pirates are to blame. A CNET article by John Borland, Staff Writer, CNET News. Published on April 9, 2003 11:16 AM PDT.
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Music Piracy: no sales, go hungry!  The effect on sites allowing consumers to download music free has given a helping hand to DVD sales increasing.  While the music sales drop the film industry items increase in sales. 

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Piracy is stealing and affecting music industry

Mediafire, mp3raid, File Tram and 4shared are all websites made to share music for those who want it, but what these sites don't say is that they are illegal. Music piracy is having a great effect on the music industry, and it is a crime many commit daily. Piracy is the use of another person's…
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Do you download music for free?  Share it with friends via email and/or a link?  Make copies of your CD for them?  If yes to all of these, you are committing copyright infringement; and guess what else - it's a crime.  So is it really worth it? Read this article and you may never indulge in piracy again.

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Why the entertainment industry's release strategy creates piracy

Why the entertainment industry's release strategy creates piracy | Music Artists foresee homelessness in their future should piracy continues. | Scoop.it

Cory Doctorow: "If companies refuse to release films or TV shows in US and UK at same time, they only have themselves to blame for piracy" ...


Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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Our impatience lends to piracy.  Not wanting to wait and/or wanting something that no one will sale you has become a side effect of piracy.  

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, December 20, 2012 11:49 PM

Cory Doctorow always makes a lot of sense when commenting on the piracy debate.


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Music Economics: Why Purchasing Music DOES Matter

CKN on Facebook! - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Coverkiller-Nation/102313519812201 We should know without much thought as music fans that buying the music w...
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Buying music MATTERS!  What happens to the building selling the music that goes into a foreclosure because they're not making record sale goals which declines their overhead to take care of their business expenses?  What happens when those many jobs at that record store are lost as a result of that foreclosure?  Buying music is revenue that keeps the economy going; not buying the music, changes things for the worse.

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