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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 Industry Vs. Torrent | 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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Downloading illegal music is still a problem but has lessened by the introduction of Pandroa, Spotify and other monthly paid music streaming application.

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Mauricio Gallant's curator insight, January 19, 2014 10:24 AM

Media sharing, again, is seen having a positive effect on legal sales, increasing the numbers of visitors to legal download sites

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Digital Music News - Nielsen: 'Consumers Who Engage In Piracy Will Download More Music More Often...'

Digital Music News - Nielsen: 'Consumers Who Engage In Piracy Will Download More Music More Often...' | Music Industry Vs. Torrent | Scoop.it

Looks like the major labels have another study to go discredit.  Just days after researchers from the European Commission found that illegal downloading has little impact on industry revenues and could be boosting digital sales, Nielsen has jumped in with corroborating information.   

Specifically, Nielsen found that pirates are generally more engaged music fans.  They download more stuff than those playing by the rules.  And just maybe, buy more stuff.

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I wouldn't think that just becuase there are more illegal downloaders that there will be more people to buy albums

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Pascale Mousset's curator insight, March 25, 2013 12:19 PM

Makes think about it diferently. I m not so surprised. It s a part of logic /illogic complexity

Mauricio Gallant's curator insight, January 19, 2014 10:19 AM

Media sharing and streaming again has a positive effect, boosting sales all across the board

Brittany Paige's curator insight, October 8, 2015 9:37 PM

What I like about this article is that its not all focused on the negative it shows that there might be a positive part of this including an increase in digital sales. It shows that not everything from this bad and that it might not be such a bad thing like everyone is trying to make it out to be. This in my opinion because of the different point of view is a very reliable source. 

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Study finds illegal downloading doesn't harm music industry

Study finds illegal downloading doesn't harm music industry | Music Industry Vs. Torrent | 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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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

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Sarah Schultz's comment, April 15, 2013 9:15 PM
I have always personally thought that illegal downloading doesn't cause as much harm to the music industry as most make it out to be. This article confirmed my beliefs and pertains to my main topic.
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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Study: Pirates Rejoice, Illegal Downloading Doesn’t Impact Digital Music Sales | TechCrunch

Study: Pirates Rejoice, Illegal Downloading Doesn’t Impact Digital Music Sales | TechCrunch | Music Industry Vs. Torrent | Scoop.it
Somewhere, there is a very sad music lobby analyst shedding a tear.
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Piracy has effected the downloads of legal music, other study’s has shown in towns that have high number of downloading illegally there are less buyer for legal music

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Frankie Sinatraa's curator insight, October 11, 2013 4:08 PM

This research shows downloading music illegally does not impact digital music sales

 

Mauricio Gallant's curator insight, January 19, 2014 10:22 AM

Studies show that digital music piracy does not displace legal music purchases in digital form

Layne Giese's curator insight, November 11, 2016 2:04 PM

I thought this was an interesting study, but it is so hard to find out the real truth when it comes to things like this. Sure people can say they simply would not buy music if they didn't obtain it illegally but who knows. I never take information from studies/surveys about topics like this too seriously but some very valid points were brought up and I do see some truth behind it.

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The Long, Fruitful History of Music Piracy - Reason

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The Long, Fruitful History of Music Piracy
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Piracy is bleeding the music industry is to death.

 

Alex - Whether for it or against it, you can't deny piracy is affecting the traditional music business model. This article describes a decline in the industry, despite the high download rate.


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