95 per cent of music downloads are unauthorised, with no payment to artists and producersSo even with iTunes and Amazon and all the other legal ways to download music, 95% of the "market" remains in stolen goods. On the bright side, there are still a lot of people who love music. On the down side, I fear there's going to be a lot less quality music produced if people aren't persuaded to pay for it.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
IFPI: Virtually all music downloads are unauthorized and unpaid
IFPI (the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) has released its Digital Music Report 2009, which contains a truly amazing statistic: