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Study Says Illegal Downloads Peak After Festivals

A study conducted by music streaming service Spotify has found that an artist's appearance at a music festival contributes to a rise in their music being pirated, even if they had chart success and few illegal downloads before
Can festivals be damaging to bands?
With the festival season well and truly upon us, it's a great time to discover new acts and be reminded why we love our favourite live bands. But could their appearance at festivals be damaging their livelihood?

A study conducted by music streaming service Spotify has found that an artist's appearance at a music festival contributes to a rise in their music being pirated, even if they had chart success and few illegal downloads before.

The report also claims that whilst piracy of an artist's work may rise, streaming and sales of their music may not follow and they are especially prone to illegal downloads of their tracks if they're not on streaming services.

Read Spotify's full report.

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By Jonathan Meager

Posted on 25 Jul 2013 12:23 to category : Music News

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