Downloading – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

This week we’re exploring the impact of illegal downloading on the music industry.

Online piracy has infiltrated almost every industry from films to music and even gaming. On the one hand, one could argue that this new platform of sharing allows us access to music and content we may have never have come across, broadening our musical minds and inspiring our creativity. However, what impact does this have on the industry as a whole? With less sales from records, labels have less money for artist development and therefore are less likely to take risks in pursuit of innovation. This week at Voice council we’d like to hear your thoughts on this.

So the question is: In your opinion, is illegal downloading & file sharing killing the industry or simply introducing people to more new music than ever before?

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Great Comments from last week:

Last week Craig asked: When purchasing music which do you prefer and why; the instant gratification of digital downloads or searching out a physical copy at your local record store?

Thanks again for a fantastic response guys! I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts in next week’s discussion.

All the best, C x