Illegal Music Downloading Declines

Posted: Aug 10 2009, 6:33am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 3:42pm CDT, in News | Other Stuff


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A study has been commissioned in the UK that suggests that illegal music downloading has declined this year, albeit only slightly. According to the survey, illegal downloading of music files has declined from 63% to 61%. The survey also claims that 85% of those surveyed in the report would pay for an unlimited music download service. The survey polled 1,808 music fans 18 to 24 years old from across the UK.

Of that percentage that said they would pay for an unlimited music download service, 77% of them said they would also buy CDs. I wonder if these survey respondents are simply more comfortable with lying this year.

The study also claims that 78% of those surveyed would not pay for a streaming service like Spotify. UK Music chief executive, Feargal Sharkey, said: "Over the past 12 months, the licensed digital music market has diversified enormously - epitomised by competition in the download market and the traction being gained by streaming services."

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