Posts Tagged ‘music piracy’

Retail Music Sales Continue To Slide

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

The selling power of physical music media in retail stores has been waning for many years now, although retailers may take some encouragement from the fact that the decline is slowing; global recorded music retail sales fell 4% in 2011, compared to 10% the previous year…

Is Piracy Good For Music?

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Illegal downloading of music has been one of the most contentious issues in the music industry over the past few years. Major labels and distributors have invested a lot of effort into preventing such piracy, but draconian DRM and sporadic lawsuits seem to have had little (if any) positive impact. The question now should not be how to stop people downloading albums for free, but whether such activity can actually be good for music…