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Mp3 Facts

  1. 1. Universal Music Group plan to tackle ‘casual’ pirates/ downloaders and just ignore the ‘hardcore’ pirates/ downloaders as the latter group are doing it for kudos and bragging rights and will never turn to legal downloads<br />(Sean Leonard)<br />
  2. 2. In 2007 there were 890m illegal downloads compared to the 140m paid downloads.<br />(Amy Bradley + Charlie Fereday)<br />
  3. 3. In the Ukraine and China, internet <br />pirates are not prosecuted as it is the individual downloaders who are considered to be committing the crime.<br />(Beth Wright)<br />
  4. 4. A quarter of a million British jobs in the music, film, TV, software and other creative industries<br />could be lost over the next five years if online piracy continues at its current rate.<br />(Kelsey Baxendale)<br />
  5. 5. In the U.S.A, 80 million less CDs where sold in 2002 than in 2001.<br />(Ollie Noonan)<br />
  6. 6. Due to illegal downloads,1.4 Billion pounds were lost to the British economy in 2008.<br />(Felipe Zagotto)<br />
  7. 7. The average student’s IPod contains 800 illegally downloaded tracks.<br />(Simon Teasdale)<br />
  8. 8. In some U.S. states illegal downloading can be punished by up to 3 years in prison and/or a£150 000 fine.<br />(James Snowdon)<br />
  9. 9. The Super Furry Animals have become the first band to release an album on DVD<br />(Stuart Esdale)<br />
  10. 10. In the year 2000, only 3.3 million mp3 players sold on the internet. By 2005 the figure had hit 23 million.<br />(Tom Perkins)<br />
  11. 11. The UK alone could loose up to a quarter of a million jobs by 2015<br />(Steph Woods + Bryony Hardie)<br />
  12. 12. Illegal file sharing could cost European countries 215 billion by 2015<br />(Tom Dutton)<br />
  13. 13. The music industry grew by 4.7% in the recession ridden 2008.<br />People who don’t buy music still go to gigs and by music merchandise. <br />(Gemma Wallace)<br />
  14. 14. 180 million songs have been sold through ITunes worldwide.<br />(Sam Brown and Amy Bradley)<br />
  15. 15. MP3 causes structural unemployment to the music industry.<br />(Tom Standen)<br />
  16. 16. In 1997, 78 million singles were sold in the UK. Last year there were just 8.6 million.<br />
  17. 17. 17% of all songs downloaded come from in the UK<br />
  18. 18. Because of the increase in downloadable music sales, more than 5000 record company employees have lost their jobs.<br />(Michael Slater)<br />
  19. 19. Sony have introduced ‘Key2audio CDs which cannot be copied.<br />(Aphra Moores)<br />
  20. 20. Piracy accounts for 95% of global music downloads.<br />(Lewis Cooke, Rachel Clark and Amy Rudman)<br />
  21. 21. People might have to pay an extra £24 on top of their internet /phone bills to cover the cost of file sharing.<br />(Francesca Hoyes)<br />
  22. 22. Spain, (one of the countries with the most illegal downloaders), has seen the record sales for artists in the top 50 fall by 65% since 2004. <br />(Arran Cunningham)<br />
  23. 23. “The re-prioritisation in recent years of live music over the recorded variety has been dramatic. Attendance at arena shows rose by 11% last year.<br />Album sales dropped by 10% in the U.K. in 2009.<br />(Laura Gregg)<br />
  24. 24. A CD bought in a shop costs the same as a digital album bought online. <br />
  25. 25. Some record companies have copy protected their discs to stop the music being shared (a voice can be heard speaking behind the music when it is copied, e.g.)<br />(India Lewis)<br />
  26. 26. The pirate music market is now so big (£2.86billion) it is of greater value than the legitimate music market of every country in the world, except the U.S.A. and Japan.<br />(Justin Mears)<br />
  27. 27. According to the RIAA’s own figures, over the last two years the music industry has produced 25% fewer CDs.<br />(Amelia Hughes)<br />
  28. 28. When Radiohead let fans pay what they wanted for their album ‘In Rainbows’ they made more money than for their last three albums put together.<br />(Sam Morrisson)<br />