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Title: Annual Music Survey
Author: [The Leading Question], [Music Ally]


Year: 2009


Subject/Type: Piracy
Focus: Music
Country/Territory: United Kingdom
Objective: To examine the latest digital piracy trends.
Sample: 1.000 music fans aged 14-64 with broadband Internet connection and mobile phone
Methodology: Face-to-face interviews

Main Findings

Overall levels of regular file-sharing among UK music fans are down: while in December 2007 22% reported regularly (i.e. every month) file-sharing tracks, in January 2009 this figure was down to 17%. The biggest drop in regular file-sharing occurred among 14-18 year olds, with a decrease from 42% to just 26%. The percentage of music fans that have ever file-shared has increased to 31% (versus 28% in 2007).

Streaming music on computers is becoming more popular, with 65% of teens streaming music regularly (i.e. each month). Also, more fans are sharing burned CDs and bluetoothing tracks to each other than file-sharing tracks.

[Date Added: Jul 31, 2009 ]