Another Survey to Make Music Industry Bite Its Long Grabby Nails
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More than 60% of young people believe music should not come with a price
From time to time a new survey about how the youth thinks about internet piracy and how much they actually download seems to pop up. This time Marrakesh Records, a small UK-based Indie label, have published the results of a new “Youth and Music Survey” edificatory, they claim, with respect to the aforementioned issue.
Reportedly, more than 1,000 subjects aged 15 to 24 have been involved in the research.
I guess this is another reason for the recording industry to cry out in despair as according to the survey 61 percent of the respondents said they didn’t feel they should be forced to pay for the music they get from the Internet, and fully 70 percent declared they had no guilt issues when downloading stuff online for free.
Further on, those participating in the survey believed that a fair amount to pay for a CD album would be £6.58 ($9.47 USD). With respect to a downloadable album the average gets lower to £3.91 ($5.63 USD) and for a downloadable single the average comes to 39p (56 cents).
To twist that knife into the music industry’s wound even more the whole lot of the respondents stated that 43 percent of the music owned was illegally downloaded. However, the question remains – the music industry really believes that the music illegally shared equals the music that would otherwise be paid for?! It they do it means they are tremendously stupid, if not, it means they are just a bunch of hypocritical greedy bastards.
The last (rather surprising) fact revealed by the survey is that music has top priority in a young man’s preoccupations, yeah, that’s right even before SEX. About 60 percent young people aged 16-24 would prefer crossing sex off the list rather than music for a week. The choice reaches to 70 percent for youngsters aged 16 to19.
Hmm…let me ponder there for a moment …sex…music…SEX…music. Yeah, I totally agree with them and I imagine their parents are rather relieved.