Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday September 19, 2013

Massive Music Piracy Plunge Fails to Halt Decline in Sales

The good news: Music piracy is way down. The bad news: Music sales are also way down.

For more than a decade the music industry has attributed a massive decline in sales to music piracy. However, in a week where a report from the UK telecoms regulator indicated that piracy has plunged, no industry press releases hit the wire. Perhaps that’s because the effect on sales appears to be non-existent? In fact, the same research shows once again that those who download without permission tend to spend more on music than those who don’t.