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Music Obtained Illegally.

Music piracy is part of current events in the music industry. Piracy is illegally obtaining music without paying anything for it.

Pros:

1. Since it is free, users download music they typically would not if               they had to pay for it.

2. This increases getting an artist name known.

3. Live performaces have increased due to the artist becming more             popular

Cons:

1. Artist does not get paid for illegal music.

2. Companies that distibute music lose revenue.

3. Artist shows a decrease in sales.

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Piracy Isn't Killing The Entertainment Industry, Scholars Show ...

Piracy Isn't Killing The Entertainment Industry, Scholars Show ... | Music Obtained Illegally | Scoop.it
Revenue from concerts, publishing and digital sales has increased significantly since the early 2000s and while recorded music revenues show a decline, there is little evidence that piracy is the lead cause.
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This also shows that even though sales have decrease, live performance attendence has increased.

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New Report Finds Online Piracy, Free Streaming Benefits Music ...

New Report Finds Online Piracy, Free Streaming Benefits Music ... | Music Obtained Illegally | Scoop.it
After years of rhetoric and legal implications, a recent report has discovered that online piracy has not negatively impacted the music industry. In fact,
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This shows that this does hurt the sale of music, however, this shows an incerase in live performance attendence and an increase in merchandise sales.

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Music Piracy – Good or Bad | Music Band Website

Music Piracy – Good or Bad | Music Band Website | Music Obtained Illegally | Scoop.it
Music Piracy refers to the copy and distribution of music without the content of the composer, recording artist or copyright holding record company. (RT: Music Piracy – Good or Bad - Music Piracy refers to the copy and distribution of music...
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This shows the pros and cons of online piracy. This clearly lays out what is beneficial and what is not when pirating,

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Online music piracy in the UK drops by a third | CNET UK - Crave

Online music piracy in the UK drops by a third | CNET UK - Crave | Music Obtained Illegally | Scoop.it
Online music piracy is dropping, but there's still plenty of it about, the figures say.
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I think this is good that piracy is decreasing in the UK. This article shows that even those who pirate music and movies stil spend more leagally than those who do not pirate at all.

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New study claims digital downloading doesn't actually hurt the music industry - Syracuse.com

New study claims digital downloading doesn't actually hurt the music industry - Syracuse.com | Music Obtained Illegally | Scoop.it
New study claims digital downloading doesn't actually hurt the music industry Syracuse.com While online music piracy certainly remains a hot button issue in the industry, a recent study in the United Kingdom claims it's not actually hurting music...
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This shows how pirating music does not hurt the industry, however, this still does not mean it is right.

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