Music piracy continues to die after services like Spotify saved an industry from illegal download doom

Music piracy continues to decline rapidly as digital music continues to win the speakers and headphones of listeners wordlwide. In the early noughties the music industry was losing money quickly and piracy was rife. The…

Music streaming broke 100 billion streams in the UK in 2019!

Music streaming is a booming industry and it’s only getting bigger every single year with 3000% more streams last year than in 2012. Figures released by music industry body BPI show that for the first…

Music Piracy – Back and Forth On Damages In US Courts

Jammie Thomas-Rasset may have caught a break, depending on whether the US courts can agree with one another on the amount of damages appropriate to each breach of music copyright. Originally, the consortium of record…

UK Digital Bill Will Raise ISP Subs by £25 Per Year

A lot of poorly substantiated figures are being thrown around regarding what online music piracy costs the industry. Illegal digital downloads of copyrighted material like music, movies and games has been one of the hottest…

The Death of Illegal Downloading

An interesting article here, because we’ve been saying this for a while: the Guardian basically patting Spotify on the back for having an instrumental part in the decline of illegal filesharing. A great reason to…

MC Hammer Weighs In Against Draconian Piracy Laws

The peak of his success might have been 20 years ago, (‘Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em’ was the 74th biggest selling album ever, according to the RIAA) but he’s still alive and kicking against the…

IFPI – New Research On Music Buying Habits

Another new survey conducted in the EU argues that music sharers buy less music over the course of a year than those who are classified as online or physical only buyers. http://www.ifpi.org/content/library/Jupiter_Research_study_on_online_piracy.pdf Oddly iPod owners aren’t…

Spotify, MOG, Streaming, Piracy and the Future of Digital Music

The debate on music piracy is a bit like that on global warming; vocal and vehement, and extremely polarised (pardon the pun). Evidence can be produced to support the most extreme opinions, and is wrangled…

Buy Ableton discounted until January

It’s Ableton’s 10th anniversary this year, and to celebrate the fact (and get more people using the r software 🙂 they’re giving a discount of 20% on the Ableton Live 8 [down from 349 to…

BlueBeat – Psycho Acoustic Crusher

We picked up on Blue Beat’s strange decision to start streaming otherwise unavailable tracks from the Beatles’ back catalogue without the right’s owners permission, but it turns out their infringements are much more widespread. As…