The musical pirate has the counted days

The musical pirate has the counted days

The pirate of music has its days counted, the illegal download of music is being hit hard. Be all thanks to the new streaming services? The data in Italy are encouraging and show that the path that has been taken not only in our country is correct.

Today, most of our acquaintances are still listening in their cars to the same CD in ruins that they have been listening to for 20 years, others have moved to legal streaming services like Spotify and Co. The pirate is experiencing dark days thanks to The competition of these cheap or even free sper services in some of its variants.

According to a similar survey conducted by the IFPI and the FIMI, in just one year the digital counterfeiting via the Internet was reduced by 35% (figures compared to March 2018). If we consider the data from the last two years, the decrease is 50%. This means that today there are half of music pirates compared to the year 2017, impressive.

"This does not mean that the phenomenon has been defeated, because the pirate has often identified innovative ways that cause new impacts in the sector, but confirms that there has been a selective response that has generated results" – Luca Vespignani, Secretary General of the FPM (Federation against the Musical Pirate).

Compared to 35% in 2018, the percentage of pirates in the Italian market as a whole stands at 20%. A high value, however, which indicates that the enemy has not been definitively defeated, but must be celebrated. According to the source, YouTube downloads and the like have decreased by 41% in just one year (perhaps thanks to the arrival of YouTube Music?) And downloads through torrent have been reduced by 52.6%.

"The key to this decline is a mixture of effective contrast: good laws, built over time, and attractive business models," said Enzo Mazza, CEO of FIMI.

spotify vs youtube music
YouTube Music and Spotify are just two of the many music streaming services. / AndroidPIT

Legal streaming platforms such as Apple Music or Deezer are having great success. At an objectively very low cost (lower than the cost of a single physical CD per month), these platforms allow young people in particular to have access to an infinite amount of musical content in a legal way and to be able to support (although it is not as in the note of the previous editor) to the artists themselves.

Advertising-based business models, such as YouTube Music and Spotify, have certainly contributed to reducing piracy, despite the fact that the "smartest" have found ingenious ways to avoid even the limitations of free services.

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