Has Piracy Ever Killed An Industry?

Throughout the decades we’ve all heard that battle cry that piracy is killing the music business. But is it really?

Since mix-tapes music fans have continually copied music illegally and the industry is still alive today. The film and TV industry cried wolf with the onset of the video age, and there industry is thriving like never before. Instead of blaming the messenger, i.e. that consumers want to own their music no matter what device or service they need to play it on – once they have paid for it.

The recorded music industry should be taking an inward look at its own practices where it can easily be claimed that numerous record labels rip-off artists in a morally bankrupt manner.

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