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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Where Are College Kids Getting Their Music From?

Where Are College Kids Getting Their Music From?

Where Are College Kids Getting Their Music From?

Added: Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Music, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com, yahoo
At the beginning of 21st century, we have got Napster – a P2P network, allowing people to trade albums and songs for free, and of course illegally.


That was the start of the time when the way of purchasing music has been altered. In 2007 Oink's Pink Palace, the giant BitTorrent website, also allowing people to download music illegally, was shut down by Recording Industry Association of America (the RIAA), representing the music industry.

However, websites like Oink and Napster still exist. The stats say that music piracy causes 71,000 jobs lost in US annually, an economic loss of $12.5 billion and $2.7 billion in workers' earnings losses. Actually, those stats hardly bear in mind how many musicians have got ripped off before.

The situation forced musicians to create alternative ways of selling their albums. For example, Radiohead self-released the album "In Rainbows" and allowed fans to legally download it and pay as much as they wanted. The experiment, by the way, was a success and yet the music industry still stubborn on it, some groups (usually not very popular ones) do the same, making their new albums available in the Internet. I’ve recently got a lovely album with a short track at the end where the voice of a lovely child suggested the fans pay a $1 or $2 via SMS service.

The RIAA admits that the most avid music fans are college students and it’s not a secret that millions of them around the country download music illegally. The RIAA has some agreements set up with colleges to prevent illegal downloading with the hope to cut down on piracy.

So let’s see where college students are getting their music. As lots of college kids grew up with the collections of their parents' albums, vinyl had a great year in 2009. But the MP3 has undoubtedly become new gold standard of the way majority of college kids trade their music.

The RIAA also admits that downloading websites and programs illegally will be around anyway and despite the fact that they are trying to control it, it looks like the war that they can’t win. For example, Apple's iTunes sells songs for $0.99 a piece. Show me a person willing to pay a ridiculously high price of, say, $990 for 1000 songs to be in his or her iTunes player – and that is the usual amount of music in the player.

When a college student can type a couple of words into Google or open a program and almost instantly have the CD he or she wants for free, they are not really going to blow even $0.99 for that, that’s for sure.

March 9th, 2010

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Date:  Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Comments (11) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-03-09 20:31:25)
Stayingtrue avatarNo one's gonna pay .99 for a song when they get them free on the internet; although, I think that if the artist perhaps had more then one or two hit songs on a music cd, perhaps more people would consider spending the ridicious amount of money for an actually Cd. Just my opion folks, thanks for the article.

posted by Blocked (2010-03-09 23:29:41)
No avatarI cant remember the last time i paid for a cd.

posted by (2010-03-10 00:21:07)
kingtiger01 avatarI think the last time i purchased a CD was in 2002, and i regretted the purchase afterwards. because either way its a waste of $20.00/usd

posted by (2010-03-10 08:03:00)
bigbsgfan74 avatarVery rare I will buy a music CD, anymore unless it's a really kickarse local/regional band, and i want to support them, I usually get my legal music from Amazon. I like Amazon Mp3 downloads, cause the only DRM with them, is a serial # in the file, of which you can just delete.

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET loverSuperman (2010-03-10 10:39:10)
mickjapa108 avatarLook at the positive side of open file sharing,think of all the TONS of petro
chemicals produced for LP's,CD's,DVD's Tapes ect: that will no longer be
pumped into the air. Students should stand up and call for an end to unnecessary
waste & polution. OK I'm a little sad that record producers wont be able to aford
a diffrent color Rolls for each day of the week.(NOT!!)

Books also!! Stop cutting down the planets lungs leave them for our grandchildren
How much dose it cost for one man to speak into a microphone?
How many people in the world never had the chance to learn how to read?

Millions more people could have access to knowledge, talking books are the future
Oh!! OFF topic!!
So where are our children getting their media from?
Their being responsible, open file sharing.
Pranaams & Peace.

posted by (2010-03-10 13:11:16)
No avatarRecord companies go on and on about internet piracy as if nobody ever had a tape deck and copied tapes, Lps, and vhs, most of the so called poor artists have probably got an album on tape that someone copied for them when they were young, the record companies make billions selling albums and singles online and for .99p, you dont even get the artwork, the disc or the plastic case anymore, hell you even have to pay the electricity bill for downloading it and you get to borrow the song not buy it cause the record company still own the drm.
So you are now paying as much for a single or album as you ever did, you no longer have a tangible product in your hand, you paid to download it{your computer doesn`t run on air)and the poor old record companies would have everybody believe they are losing money, and if movie companies are losing money that is down to bad management and stupid salarys cause every week box office records are broken, and the fact that people refuse to pay inflated prices for Dvds.

posted by (2010-03-10 15:34:13)
Halos_Sunspot avatarI completely agree with ACERIMMER. The last time I bought a CD it was on early 2000. The band was The Presidents of the United States, Lump album. :D

Thanks for the read, Sam

posted by ET junkieET lover (2010-03-10 19:12:13)

posted by (2010-03-10 19:29:28)
No avatarI buy CDs all of the time... they just happen to be at second hand shops. It is difficult finding music from the 90s unless you go the ebay or Amazon route, which I don't. I never spend more than $1 for an album and typically like to pay $.50 for my CDs. So while I believe new music isn't being purchased as much, music is being bought in bulk everyday. How can you say a tangible CD isn't worth $1? I can recall when tape singles were the route to go because you had the one song you liked off the album. The RIAA found out people weren't purchasing their CDs and decided to do away with tape singles and then in an effort to recoup profits lost, they jacked up the price on CDs. I think artists should be monetarily rewarded for their efforts, but if you look into how much money they receive from the sale of CDs, it's rather negligible. In the days of yore the recording industry used to cultivate its artists, now they throw them away like yesteryear's trash. It's quite ashame how the industry works, but like it or not, it is what it is. I don't feel bad for the RIAA one bit and furthermore I have spent more money on CDs since I began pirating then I ever did before... it just happens to be on used music.

posted by (2010-03-11 00:48:22)
steveo1 avatari take my hat off variety is the spice of life being able 2 listen 2 an arange of music can only b a positve thing gotta say im not the biggest Radiohead fan but fairplay 2em + ya can,t beat a scratch on the old 45s lmfao very positive comments cheers 4 the read

posted by Sun (2010-03-14 20:55:28)
jimjim2206 avatarI use to buy cds every week. I think I stopped in 03. The music that was being put out, started to suck. Lets be honest who is going to pay for it when you can get it for free. If they want people to start buying music again lower the price and maybe some people would come back. I know that for 1.99 you can suck it.

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