Ekonomikos referatas. Introduction. The music piracy epidemic. One of four web users are music „Pirate“. Piracy of music do not reduce sales. Conclusion. References.
And even though piracy remains a stable, legal music sales will grow. Currently, nearly one-third of the major music labels revenues of digital records of sales, writes an online newspaper Telegraph.co.uk.
IFPI Head Francesa Moore optimistic about the year 2012. According to him, in order to further increase legal sales requires not only cooperation between the governments of various countries, as well as various Internet companies support.
According to Gintautas Degutis (2013) the European Commission (EC) Joint Research Centre (JRC) report states that piracy does not reduce the demand for legal records. It is also found that the opportunity for free play (but not download) music online - slightly increases sales. According to investigators, a 10% increase in the number of clicks on these sites like Spotify or Pandora record sales increased 0.7%.
The leaked results of this study reacted angrily International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, or IFPI), which owns interests in artists supposedly a representative world's largest record company. Among them - "Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, EMI, Sony Music Entertainment and others. According to them, the study is flawed and misleading, says the BBC. "Conclusions looks away from the commercial reality", - the report says the IFPI. But their numbers to overturn the research, the Federation does not provide (Gintautas Degutis 2013)
Controversial study conducted by the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, he examined 16,000 Europeans browsing habits on the Internet.
Similar studies have been performed in the past. Their results music giants also useless. For example, in May last year leaked Robert Hammond, North Carolina (USA), University High teacher, the study shows that piracy may in some cases even increase record sales. He dealt with the exchange of file-sharing service BitTorrent. Mr. Hammond says that the distribution of album before the official debut of the market increases the interest and sales. He points out that in this case, piracy becomes a sort of advertisement. In short, the number of users and listening to pirated recordings and then buys a legal albums.