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10M Americans paid for music downloads in Q2 of 2003

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 26 Nov 2003 14:14 User comments (5)

10M Americans paid for music downloads in Q2 of 2003 According to rather surprising study by Ipsos-Insight, 10 million Americans paid for at least some of the songs they downloaded from the Net during the second quarter of 2003.
This is a rather whopping figure, since it represents over 16 percent of all Americans who downloaded music during this period. The age breakdowns of the study are also rather interesting. Logically, the teenage group, 12-17 year-olds, favored the good olde P2P networks over legal music, as only 4 percent of this age group users purchased music during the second quarter of 2003.

But the group between 18 and 24 were the biggest fans of legal music services, as 22 percent of them had purchased legal music downloads during this period. Other age groups, even the pensioners, favored more the traditional P2P downloading than legal music stores, which strikes a huge contrast between the reality and the fictional picture RIAA & co are painting.

Source: The Register

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5 user comments

126.11.2003 18:18

Sad.




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227.11.2003 1:25

The teenage group cant afford and the pensioners definately cant afford! lol

329.11.2003 11:22

How is this sad? It's great!!! In my opinion...

430.11.2003 20:34

actually the to pay for these services you need a checking account or credit card. teenage group still uses p2p because they are too young to get a credit card (need to be 18yrs) and how many do you think have checking accounts instead of savings accounts? i dont know of too many 14yr olds that need to cut a check to pay the electric bill or buy a cd for that matter. most teenagers have to pay for their own music and they probably would rather just download it for free rather than ask their parents to put their credit card number on-line.


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530.11.2003 20:37

maybe these stats will help to get the riaa off the backs of p2p users. doubtful though since they want everyone's $.


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