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Online piracy 'devastates' music

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The impact of online piracy on the US music business has been "devastating", says the head of the Recording Industry Association of America, Cary Sherman.

He told a conference in London that a 31% decline in music sales between 1999 and 2002 was primarily due to piracy.

"More music is being consumed than at any time in history, it's just that less of it is being paid for," he said.

The industry is fighting back by licensing download services and taking legal action against music pirates.

The RIAA is also backing a large-scale "educational campaign" including public service adverts and targeting the university student market, a major area of piracy.

Mr Sherman was speaking at this week's Financial Times New Media and Broadcasting Conference in London.

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Must get old spinning out the same old bullshit. A bad economy and bad music are the main reasons for the decline..

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Restriction, corporate greed, crime, and an unwillingness to meet the demands of your customers full-on devastates music.

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yeah right.....now, where was i again? oh yes that`s right.." precious george "..." opennap "..hahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!

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The impact of online piracy on the US music business has been "devastating", says the head of the Recording Industry Association of America, Cary Sherman.

He told a conference in London that a 31% decline in music sales between 1999 and 2002 was primarily due to piracy.

"More music is being consumed than at any time in history, it's just that less of it is being paid for," he said.

The industry is fighting back by licensing download services and taking legal action against music pirates.

The RIAA is also backing a large-scale "educational campaign" including public service adverts and targeting the university student market, a major area of piracy.

Mr Sherman was speaking at this week's Financial Times New Media and Broadcasting Conference in London.

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How can filesharing or "piracy" devastate something that already sucks?

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Downloading music has devastated music sales hasn't it......oh yeah, and I have some ocean front property in Arizona I'd like to sell to the RIAA too.

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Here's the top 10 according to Billboard for July 1999......

and they wonder why music sales started dropping off.

1. If You Had My Love - Jennifer Lopez

2. Bills, Bills, Bills - Destiny's Child

3. Last Kiss - Pearl Jam

4. Livin La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin

5. It's Not Right But It's Okay - Whitney Houston

6. I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys

7. Where My Girls At? - 702

8. Wild Wild West - Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill

9. Fortunate - Maxwell

10. The Hardest Thing - 98 Degrees

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Here's the top 10 according to Billboard for July 1999......

and they wonder why music sales started dropping off.

1. If You Had My Love - Jennifer Lopez

2. Bills, Bills, Bills - Destiny's Child

3. Last Kiss - Pearl Jam

4. Livin La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin

5. It's Not Right But It's Okay - Whitney Houston

6. I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys

7. Where My Girls At? - 702

8. Wild Wild West - Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill

9. Fortunate - Maxwell

10. The Hardest Thing - 98 Degrees

think this list is much rubbish :bigsmile: :bigsmile:

not my Music

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Here's the top 10 according to Billboard for July 1999......

and they wonder why music sales started dropping off.

  1. If You Had My Love - Jennifer Lopez

  2. Bills, Bills, Bills - Destiny's Child

  3. Last Kiss - Pearl Jam

  4. Livin La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin

  5. It's Not Right But It's Okay - Whitney Houston

  6. I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys

  7. Where My Girls At? - 702

  8. Wild Wild West - Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill

  9. Fortunate - Maxwell

10. The Hardest Thing - 98 Degrees

think this list is much rubbish :bigsmile: :bigsmile:

not my Music

2. Bills, Bills, Bills - Destiny's Child ...that about says it all doesn`t it???

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Billboards Top ten for July 2004:

1 The Reason, Hoobastank

2 Burn, Usher

3 This Love, Maroon5

4 Yeah!, Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris

5 Confessions Part II, Usher

6 Leave (Get Out), JoJo

7 Everytime, Britney Spears

8 Move Ya Body, Nina Sky Featuring Jabba

9 I Don't Wanna Know, Mario Winans Featuring Enya & P. Diddy

10 Naughty Girl, Beyonce

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Things really haven't gotten any better, will these fools ever learn?

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