Spotify Cut Aussie Music Piracy by 20% in 1 yearAdded: Saturday, September 13th, 2014
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The recent research from the streaming service revealed that online music piracy via P2P networks dropped 20% in Australia one year after Spotify launched in the country. The decrease was mostly driven by casual file-sharers, while the number of hard-core pirates is believed to remain stable.
Spotify was always aiming at competing with piracy and making it obsolete. This is why the company regularly researches piracy rates in countries where it is present, to see how far is its goal. The results seem to be rather positive.
For example, Spotify entered the Australian market back in 2012, and its own research now indicates that music piracy via BitTorrent has dropped significantly within the following year. The company’s Director of Economics claimed that the volume of music piracy has lost 20% between 2012 and 2013. Accordingly, the number of BitTorrent music file-sharers in Australia has decreased as well.
However, while the overall volume has dropped, not all pirates are giving up their habit. According to the same research, this drop was mostly due to the casual file-sharers who ceased their file-stop sharing. At the same time, the hard-core pirates remain just as active as before.
It should also be said that interest in unauthorized music downloads pales in comparison to that of other content. According to the research, TV shows and films are four times more popular than music.
So, the streaming giant suggests that it can be partly responsible for the drop in music piracy, but the extent of its effect is unclear. In addition, it cannot say how the demand for and volume of other forms of piracy changed during that year.
Spotify treats the drop in music piracy as an encouraging sign, while admitting that more has to be done. Considering the specific anti-piracy proposals adopted by the government, Spotify agrees that both carrots and sticks are required to address the piracy problem.
The research claims that the downward trend in piracy volume and population shows that such superior music legal services as Spotify are making a positive impact, which has proven to be the case in Scandinavia, for example.
As for the pace of the piracy drop, it should be noted that initially there was an increase in piracy before the downward trend started a few months after the service became available in Australia. Spotify partly attributes this delayed effect to the relatively slow organic adoption. The company believes that it managed to contribute to the decline in piracy thanks to its fair price, great performance and wide availability.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
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Saturday, September 13th, 2014
|posted by (2014-09-13 15:02:05)|
|Oh please the only reason is because more and more folks are using proxies and V P N s; and whats spotify never heard of it !?|
|Agree with Spotify's conclusion "... that it managed to contribute to the decline in piracy thanks to its fair price, great performance and wide availability."|
Proxies & VPNs do nothing to improve quality of d/l'd media content. Have you ever spent a long time d/l'n a torrent that turned out to be a dud? Personally, I probably delete 1/3 to 1/2+ of the torrents I d/l because they're just not worth the archiving effort. Don't like having a media library full of junk.
|The decline in music piracy could also be attributed to fact that people have already accumulated most of the files they wish to acquire.|
|Thanks for that awesome report, Spotify. Also, don;t forget everyone needs volcano insurance. Hugs and Kisses, Volcano Insurance Salesman.|
|posted by (2014-09-15 07:55:29)|
|When there's no good music being made today there's nothing to pirate.....|
|The thing is the majority of music getting pirated is american music with the most people that live in australia like to support local musics artists. so spotify is only contributing to the decline in pirating overseas music which is mostly garbage crap like justin bieber, miley cyrus and many other crap singers good job spotify.|
|posted by (2014-09-15 18:19:35)|
|@warwicked: Nope. Music is produced faster and faster, and new music is always coming out.|
Unless you have statistical data to back up that no exiting music was produced in that time, then that comment is a no-go
|posted by (2014-09-15 21:22:23)|
|+1 @ weallhigh.|
|WOW 20% THATS ALOT SAID NO ONE EVER|
|@speider; wrong, wrong ,wrong!!! what you call music is just noise. The statistical data shows that casual file sharers have allready got what they want. your comment is Wrong!!! Wrong!!! Wrong!!!!||
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