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As US Stream-Ripping Increases, Almost Half of Rippers Are Educated & Affluent

The study was carried out among 5,000 Internet users 13 years and above in January and early February 2019. From 15 million participants in 2017, the study found that around 17 million citizens in the U.S. participated in stream-ripping during 2018. – Andy, TorrentFreak » http://bit.ly/2EN9UAf
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How streaming affects the lengths of songs

Today, songs are down to three minutes and 42 seconds, because of the difference in how artists are getting paid now. Instead of getting paid by physical sales, you’re getting paid in a stream, which only counts if someone listens to 30 seconds of a song. It actually makes sense if you can have more songs streamed at a time, which means that you want to pack your album full of much shorter songs. So if you have an album like Drake’s Scorpion, which is a really long double album coming in at almost 90 minutes, he’s got a ton of really short songs on there, because he gets paid for every song you listen to, whether or not you listen to the whole album. – Charlie Harding via Zackary Mack, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2MhZdMp

Apple, Amazon, Google, and others sued for selling thousands of pirated recordings

The lawsuit claims that these online retailers are selling and streaming these recordings with the full knowledge that they’re unauthorized. As the lawsuit says, “it is hard to imagine that a person walking into Tower Records, off the street, with arms full of CD’s and vinyl records and claiming to be the record label for Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald, could succeed in having that store sell their copies directly next to the same albums released by legendary record labels, Capitol, RCA, and Columbia, and at a lower price.” – Jon Porter, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2QbElEQ

Netflix Makes Statement In Wake Of Steven Spielberg’s Attempt To Block Streaming Giant From Oscars

“We love cinema,” the official Netflix Twitter account wrote. They continue with a list of things they loved including: Access for people who can’t always afford, or live in towns without, theaters[.] Letting everyone, everywhere enjoy releases at the same time[.] Giving filmmakers more ways to share art[.] “These things are not mutually exclusive,” they concluded in a tweet that could be considered a clap back at the filmmaker. – Dino-Ray Ramos, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2IQxSzb

Spotify officially launches in India, with free music on-demand

The company said that for India, people using the free tier can play any song on demand, while people in other countries can only listen to songs on shuffle in the free mode. Additionally, it has built multilingual recommendations and specially curated playlists for listeners in the country. The streaming service is also offering a 30-day free trial of its premium service. – Ivan Mehta, The Next Web » https://ift.tt/2NunQ5i

Streaming Revenue Is Impressive, But Will It Ever Make Up For Physical Product Losses?

The point is that the recorded music industry still heavily relies on the income from physical product even though those sales are declining. In fact, the latest IFPI figures show that streaming only accounts for 38.4% of the industry’s total revenue. What’s more, physical product sales declined by only 5.4% last year, far from falling off a cliff. – Bobby Owsinski, Forbes » https://ift.tt/2Snpzu2
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