Three arrested over popular film download website Internationally, the website ranked thousands of places higher than a well-known legitimate site. By Christina Finn Tuesday 17 Feb8:
In his recent book The Music Industry: This is why U2 were able to give their latest album away for free through their deal with Apple.
It is hard to ignore that ticket prices have increased, particularly among superstar performers, though opinion is divided on why. There are many questions that arise from seeing how the relationship between live music and recorded music has changed, where undoubtedly it seems that recorded music now drives sales of live music and not the other way around.
This is something worth examining in detail, especially in how it relates to music piracy. Free music and live audiences Several studies suggest the positive benefits of music piracy on live music attendance.
One study argued that demand for live performances is in fact reduced when piracy is prevented. Another observed what the authors called a P2P-exposition effect, in which exposure to recorded music whether acquired legally or illegally motivates concert attendance.
Other research has come to similar conclusionsrevealing that although piracy negatively affects the recorded music industry, it has a positive impact on other areas such as live music. In other words, while it might make sense for one artist to give music away for free perhaps with an eye on motivating concert ticket sales it might not make sense for another.
The important difference is having an established audience — as U2 does. Generally speaking, however, it would appear that music piracy and live music attendance go hand-in-hand.
In another recent bookOnline File Sharing: Innovations in Media Consumption, Jonas Andersson Shwarz acknowledged that it is now uncontroversial to suggest that individuals engaging in music piracy are greater consumers of culture overall, noting that music piracy motivates live music attendance.
The rise of concert prices Unlike the studies mentioned above, no empirical data exists — to my knowledge — which can answer the question of whether or not concert tickets are more expensive as a means to counterbalance losses from music piracy.
However, a calculated guess would suggest that this is indeed the case. Certainly, on the surface, live concert ticket prices seem to be rising well beyond inflation and the associated costs of putting on progressively larger and more extravagant productions.
Drawing on sales data for the top tours in North America over an eight-year period, a study found that the true cost of a ticket has risen due to the increased problem of ticket scalpingor touting, also known as the secondary ticket market. It grown sufficiently large a problem as to be the subject of two parliamentary investigations in the UK.
Given the troubling extent of this secondary ticketing market and the prices fans are prepared to pay, it could even be said that that concert tickets are in fact under-priced.
Forthcoming research of mine finds that the wow-factor of seeing your favourite artists in the flesh, while you can, is more important than the price of a ticket.
And the research suggests that this is accurate, to an extent. But the effects of ticket touting, and the fact that artists are performing more, and often more elaborate, shows must also be taken into account when charting the growth of the costs passed onto the consumer."I think Elsevier's business model is itself illegal," Sci-Hub founder Alexandra Elbakyan says.
In a lawsuit filed by Elsevier, one of the largest academic publishers, grupobittia.com is facing.
Illegal File Sharing & The Film Industry Daren Zhang Faculty Advisor: Professor Brian D. Wright University of California, Berkeley Department of Economics December, Abstract This paper investigates the effects of illegal file-sharing activity on worldwide box office revenues.
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