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Harvard Study Revealed P2P Caused 20% Decline in Sales

Harvard Study Revealed P2P Caused 20% Decline in Sales

Added: Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
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The most recent Harvard research contradicts its previous conclusion that unauthorized content distribution has no effect on vanishing music sales. At the same time it keeps saying that the monetary incentives for artists to create new works still exist. Since P2P has weakened the copyright protection, the demand has increased for expensive complements, such as concert tickets, but the effect P2P has on it is still much less than the 100% claimed by music industry.

The researches regularly carried out by Harvard Business School can be considered the most reliable in the music business. However, if it revises its previous conclusion of peer-to-peer networks having an impact on the decrease in music sales close to zero, now revealing the figure of over 20%, it doesn’t mean that there’s no other explanation than “I told you so.” Probably, if you take a closer look at the results, you will understand the difference between 20 and 100.

A file-sharing study was finished just a couple of weeks ago. Its conclusion says that file-sharing is liable for some decline in music sales, but its effect hasn’t undermined the motivation for artists to create new works.

Apart from a modest 20% of responsibility (still being less that 100% entertainment industry would have you think), the results revealed that file-sharing is at the same time responsible for increasing the demand for compliments to such protected work like concert ticket prices, which can only encourage performers to tour more, thus raising their income. So in result those sales combined with merchandising and stuff partially make up for dropping music sales.

Another important thing is that the results of research prove that file-sharing hasn’t undermined the motivation of artists and music companies to create and distribute new works. Actually, the figures on the supply of new works prove the earlier argument that file-sharing has no effect on performers and publishers. For example, the publication of new books increased by about 70% within 2002-2007. Then, the annual release of new albums has doubled over the last decade, while worldwide movie production rose over another 30% since 2003.

Anyway, the most interesting point of the research is shifting from the statement “P2P is harming the sales” to “it undermines the motivation to create.”

July 13th, 2010

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Date:  Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Comments (10) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-07-13 13:49:01)
luckysleviin avatarAwesome Job SaM you should have your own news channel lol all about p2p. that would be sick. keep up the great reads.

posted by Turtle (2010-07-13 15:40:43)
D4T4 avatarThanks Sam, you're the man. This sounds much more realistic. Most artists make the majority of their money from touring anyway. I've been to see bands which I wouldn't normally after downloading their music and thinking "I wouldn't mind seeing them live". A CD costs about $1 to make and very little of the rest of it goes to the artist.

posted by (2010-07-13 17:30:28)
uax4it avatarHarvard. The school for the white devil! lets not forget that avatar was out way before the release and it still made billions.its was Harvard Grads that determine there was W.M.D. in Iraq Also made the banks steal our money.Harvard..lol

posted by (2010-07-13 22:01:54)
Dirk_Diggler avatarId say the broken Economy is to blame. and i dont need a harvord degree to figure that out. I did my own study and I think its alot more accurate because im a pirate. I know which movies we got good copys of and what we diddnt.


posted by Blocked (2010-07-13 23:58:10)
menahunie avatarWell I didn't go to Harvard; but it seems allot of common sense reasons for "decline in sales" hasn't even been considered..
Has anyone ever taken an anon. poll to find out how many people record their songs OFF OF THE RADIO? The radio station doesn't make a statement before the song this is "copyrighted" and you can only LISTEN TO IT?
I bet their "numbers" only pertain to "NEW" CD, or what ever sales... NOT USED CD"S from second hand stores, and more???
Causing a decline in sales?
Better yet! What about all those ads from the cable companies about the DVR's? Huh? Telling you can record your fav show and watch it anytime; BUT WAIT... When you download your fav show via P2P - YOU ARE A PIRATE - Jeez what an OXYMORON THAT IS?
Thing is the MPAA and other "Media" people are trying to get a law passed so they can " Push a Button" and block their shows anytime...
I almost forgot; maybe sale are also down due to the "MOVIES" being RENTED? Anyone do a study to see about that?
You also have streaming downloads for current movies, etc. There is much more so these wailing cries from the MPAA and RIAA fall on allot of people ears because their claims are JUST PLAIN SHIT.. Sorry but it pisses me off when some one keeps trying to con me and they either ignore that I know it is a con or doesn't care they are trying to con me...
Yes most likely SALES ARE DOWN; but I can give you allot of reason WHY SALE ARE DOWN and it doesn't include P2p, yes it might contribute to sales decline, but no where what it is claimed.
One reason is people are getting more informed and just now are able to really see what they are going to buy before they buy it. I see it is really crap when the trailer shows it a knock out I AM NOT GOING TO BUY IT..

posted by (2010-07-14 04:27:03)
terrillcase30655 avatarIts a load of crap lol and i agree with menahunie....it costs few bucks to rent a dvd nowadays they have unlimited at blockbuster for a certain amount a month...DVD is legal and nothing will change that and if they tried there would be so many people raising hell they would lose more money.....I know i use to record songs off the radio and the economy sucks big time.....I myself either rent a dvd or download the movie and I download cd's cause of the economy sucking so bad!! But there are alot of stuff to be concidered.....and besides this is just recent info..... people have been copying movies for yrs and yrs and not buying.....My dad copied movied before i was even born.....

posted by (2010-07-14 13:23:35)
dubbsizzle avatarHell there are programs now that whatever audio you can find on the internet you can record with great quality to mp3. and if you are a firefox user they do have an add on for youtube to press a button and take any video to mp3 audio. P2P is just faster. Sales are down because the economy is hurting. People are out of money and more worried of how to keep a roof over their head and food in their belly. They are not worried about going to see another re-make of a movie just to find it was much worse than the original. So what if an artist only makes a million off his album. A million dollars for working on an album for 6 months to a year and they weren't even working a 9 to 5 like most of us. I'm sorry but whether you make music or build buildings nobody should get away with not going out and working for a living to make good money. To many crappy artist out there can make 1 great song and live happy for a long time provided they are smart with their money.

Some old bands are still out making money on music they wrote 20 years ago. They haven't made anything new but people still flock to see bands like Poison, Duran Duran & Motley Crew. How many of us can say that we have made money our entire lives off something we did many years ago.

posted by (2010-07-14 13:27:20)
dubbsizzle avatarAnd I agree with Menahunie. Who knows how people go about getting their movie fix nowadays. There are sooo many options. If we couldn't share movies and music we still know how to get them. Go to your local library and check them out and make copies. They even carry the parental advised cd's. Or wait till the movie hits a movie rental place and make a perfect copy. Take away p2p and nothing really changes. People just find another way.

posted by Blocked (2010-07-14 15:05:25)
menahunie avatarFrom allot of postings here and on other torrents and even online - get it ONLINE say the same thing.
The MPAA and RIAA are outdated with the current monopoly business model they keep trying to use on you and I.
IT WILL NO LONGER WORK. Technology has seen to that; internet the least of them.
The record companies see their monopoly slipping away and they see all the money also slipping away - remember one rock group just to name one RadioHead made Ten Millions dollars in just one week after release and have still made millions more with NOT ONE DOLLAR GOING TO THE RECORD COMPANIES..
Why use a record company and their preditory contracts that screw the "artists" when they can write, produce and distribute the "product themselves using a sound proof room, high end PC and mixing board, burn cd or just digitally sell it online?

The same thing is happening to the Movie industry as well. Where anyone who wanted to make a movie had to got to ONE PLACE THE RENT THE EQUIPMENT - cameras, etc. The movie Studios have a monopoly on the Rental of that equipment. If you were on their shitlist or couldn't pay their "rental Fee's" you were SOL...
Ever wonder why most of the movies are shot in another country? Yes production costs are lower; but so is the equipment rentals...

But today you could rent or buy high end video camera's for around ten thousand - not the movie type, but they will do the job fine. In fact most of the current movies being shot are in digital format anyway. You have the video product facilities not associated with the movie Studios and more; but you get the point.

People are not bad, well I hope most of them are do things because they don't have any choice. Most times it is due to money.

I remember many times I have seen people who couldn't afford to buy that new cd release hold a cassette recorder ( oh did you know there is a tax on every blank cassette and the money goes where? Yep you got it RIAA ) to the radio that was playing the music they couldn't buy? I did that in high school because I didn't have the money..

I would bet 99% of the time people have to make choices based on their financial situation.

BUT they way the RIAA and MPAA are going about this situation is like killing an ant with a sledge hammer. But they have now in their dying gasps trying to use a NEW BUSINESS MODEL based on suing the crap out of anyone and anywhere. This idea was mainly proposed by the puke lawyers in this country. The court system is all jambed up with law suits for everything and another 20,000; 50,000 or another 1,000,000 isn't gonna make any damn difference in the outcome. You can't get blood out of a rock and most people who are sued and lose will only clogged the court systems further with their bankruptcy filings to get out of any judgment.

Everyone loses The P2p'ers, the "artists" who now have alienated their fans because of the law suits and more ; BUT their is one group who DOESN'T LOSE OUT IN ALL THIS CRAP? KNOW who they are?

posted by Site Friend (2010-07-14 16:26:12)
karakurachow avatarLOL

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