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Legal music sales in Sweden jump following piracy crackdown

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Nov 2009 14:24 User comments (22)

Legal music sales in Sweden jump following piracy crackdown The IFPI has emphatically noted today that revenue from legal music sales in Sweden has jumped 18 percent since February, thanks to the strong effort in the nation to crackdown on piracy and the shut down of the admins of the infamous torrent tracker The Pirate Bay.
Physical media sales jumped 9 percent in the reported period and digital sales increased 80 percent.

IFPI chairman and chief executive John Kennedy added (via The Guardian): "The increase in sales in Sweden, set against the backdrop of innovative new digital services and tighter copyright laws, is encouraging.It is too early to say if Sweden has permanently turned a corner, but we hope that users there will permanently switch from unlicensed filesharing networks that give nothing back to the music community to great value legal services whose operators recognize continuous investment is needed to discover and promote the talent of tomorrow."

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22 user comments

124.11.2009 15:34

That's a bit odd, since they basically did nothing. Of course, the IFPI wouldn't say it if it wasn't true. [/sarcasm]

224.11.2009 15:57

Gee its like they think they won agisnt piracy or something.......

324.11.2009 17:29

This will only fuel them to keep on doing what they are doing. I'm actually a bit worried.

424.11.2009 17:48

If you believe the IFPI statistics, I'd like to sell you a bridge in New York...cheap.

524.11.2009 18:46

Correlation does not equate to causality.

624.11.2009 20:12
jony218
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I'm surprised that pirates who have a disdain for paying for music will actually go out and buy a CD. That goes against all the laws of physics.

724.11.2009 20:56

Originally posted by jony218:
I'm surprised that pirates who have a disdain for paying for music will actually go out and buy a CD. That goes against all the laws of physics.

"pirates" buy about 1/4 to half of what they...er.... "consume"

824.11.2009 22:33

"we hope that users there will permanently switch from unlicensed filesharing networks that give nothing back to the music community to great value legal services whose operators recognize continuous investment is needed to discover and promote the talent of tomorrow."
-Talent does not need a giant firm that keeps 80% of the price of everything they sell for their services. And these are not great values...45 minutes of stereo music will cost you as much or more than a 2 hour movie with 5.1 surround sound.

They scared the filesharers...so a lot of them gave buying their MP3s a chance, and most of them have probably switched back already.

925.11.2009 0:20

Yes its true sales for music download have jumped 18% while sales for VPN services and seedboxes have jumped 82%. he he he

1025.11.2009 0:47

I live in sweden. Almost everyone has a spotify. Its simple. Fast and you can share music legal! Ifpi % are shit. If they got 10 digital sales of music. 10 songs last year they got 18 this year i comparison. Give us how many song we have bought and I think its very small number. Spotify is winning over piracy. Not digital sales.

1125.11.2009 10:00
atomicxl
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Quote:
Originally posted by jony218:
I'm surprised that pirates who have a disdain for paying for music will actually go out and buy a CD. That goes against all the laws of physics.

"pirates" buy about 1/4 to half of what they...er.... "consume"
Let me see the source of that. Based off of everything I've seen in real life, you're pulling those numbers out of thin air.

1225.11.2009 10:09

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by jony218:
I'm surprised that pirates who have a disdain for paying for music will actually go out and buy a CD. That goes against all the laws of physics.

"pirates" buy about 1/4 to half of what they...er.... "consume"
Let me see the source of that. Based off of everything I've seen in real life, you're pulling those numbers out of thin air.
Oh yes and assuming that they buy nothing is oh so easily backed up *rolls eyes*

1325.11.2009 12:27

music piracy is dead...

and the Easter Bunny lays chocolate eggs...

1425.11.2009 12:32

Originally posted by tefarko:
music piracy is dead...

and the Easter Bunny lays chocolate eggs...

Well...if poo was chocolate.....

1527.11.2009 0:25
llongtheD
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Originally posted by KillerBug:
"we hope that users there will permanently switch from unlicensed filesharing networks that give nothing back to the music community to great value legal services whose operators recognize continuous investment is needed to discover and promote the talent of tomorrow."
-Talent does not need a giant firm that keeps 80% of the price of everything they sell for their services. And these are not great values...45 minutes of stereo music will cost you as much or more than a 2 hour movie with 5.1 surround sound.

They scared the filesharers...so a lot of them gave buying their MP3s a chance, and most of them have probably switched back already.

Its just another piece of propoganda. These "studies" are hardly scientific. Could it be that there were some big new releases driving sales? I highly doubt that those that were pirating actually started buying. Thats the nature of the pirate, if one source dries up find another.
Maybe if they keep drilling it into our heads we'll start believing it.

1627.11.2009 14:34

Elfving88, that would explain it. Noting else makes sence. Nothing jumps 80% unless it has just started up. I bet they could spotify as a sale to prove all the tax payers money was not waisted.

1728.11.2009 10:12
atomicxl
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Quote:
Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by jony218:
I'm surprised that pirates who have a disdain for paying for music will actually go out and buy a CD. That goes against all the laws of physics.

"pirates" buy about 1/4 to half of what they...er.... "consume"
Let me see the source of that. Based off of everything I've seen in real life, you're pulling those numbers out of thin air.
Oh yes and assuming that they buy nothing is oh so easily backed up *rolls eyes*
So you have no source for those numbers, just smoke screen replies.

1829.11.2009 21:18

It could be as simple as the Hollidays being here

1930.11.2009 1:07

Originally posted by Winddog:
It could be as simple as the Hollidays being here
I thought that for a second, but who buys an MP3 online over a month before xmas, as a xmas gift? Maybe some giftcards got sold...if they count unused cards as MP3 sales.


2030.11.2009 15:28

I hope one day I get the chance to meet a big movie production company exec. I'd leave one of AXXO's DVDRips under the guy's windshield.



Cheers,
-adamryan

212.12.2009 3:40

Yes, well they would say that, wouldn't they?

222.12.2009 5:28

I'd love to be a big record exec...I'd give myself a giant golden parachute, then do everything I could to kill the evil company.



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