Over a third of music consumers still pirate music

Over a third of music consumers still pirate music

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has announced findings that approximately 38% of global music consumers access their music through illegal means. Results were found by looking into 20 of the world’s biggest music markets, including the United Kingdom. Music is more accessible than it ever has been as of 2018 but this has not stopped those who wish to pirate music from doing so. Breaking down the piracy, you’ll find 32% of…

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Piracy: The Rise of ‘Stream Ripping’

Piracy: The Rise of ‘Stream Ripping’

For those amongst you that thought Streaming. (with all it’s free-tier ‘value for money’ goodness) Would bring an end to piracy. I’m afraid you’re going to have to think again. New research released from the Intellectual Property Office and PRS for Music sheds light on just how many people are abusing: new websites, apps and piracy software to take streamed content services. It is claimed by record labels that this method, known as ‘stream-ripping’, is…

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