Canadian Study: P2P *GOOD* for CD sales

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Iscariot, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. Iscariot macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2007
    From a Globe and Mail blog:

    Among other things, the study found that for every 12 P2P downloaded songs, music purchases increased by 0.44 CDs, or that “downloading the equivalent of approximately one CD increases purchasing by about half of a CD.” Additionally, the study concludes that half of all songs were downloaded with a "try before you buy" philosophy in mind.

    The authors of the study stress that in the aggregate, P2P has not been conclusively linked to an increase or decrease in sales, which flies in the face of the claims made by the recording industry.

    Note to moderators: it was a tough choice of this forum, current events or the politics forum. Having seen other P2P threads, I felt this was the approriate choice, but I apologize in advance if I was wrong.
  2. it5five macrumors 65816


    May 31, 2006
    New York
    Living proof right here.

    I buy albums I download and enjoy; albums I wouldn't have otherwise bought because I wouldn't have known of the artist or heard enough songs to know if I would be wasting my money.

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