Market studies are showing that more than 35% of all of those who love music are opting to get them through paid legal sites or through off-the shelf audio Cd’s they rip and covert for use on their portable digital players. This may be signs that efforts other than those of the built-in DRM which has suffered blow after blow till it’s demise in the form which was incorporated with audio CD’s. All major record labels now sell audio cd’s without DRM software included plus moves to lower the prices of these CD’s has proven to be slightly successful. More and more people are beginning to realize the advantages of buying original which is what most industry experts and promoters of Digital Music Rights has been saying all along.
Music labels on the other hand have accepted the fact that there is nothing they can do to curb the illegal trade of digital music than to take it in as somewhat a form of competition. A majority of users still get tracks and albums from P2P and music sharing sites, but now they opt to buy the originals after sometime as they want to enjoy more of the other bonuses you get from the real thing. Lyrics, backgrounders of their favorite and loved artists as well as tons of other details one can only get from the original CD’s. These stuff are not even available from iTunes where you get only a digital copy of the artwork.
Students may they be in college or high school are also beginning to realize the advantages of buying original which they prefer after enjoying or sampling as they call it music they get from alternative sources. Fears of prosecution, viruses and other forma of malware and the prevalence of Phishing and other illegal activities is killing these file sharing sites which started the craze of promoting unregulated music sharing over the internet. This year, more and more people are becoming amiable to the concept of giving the artists they love and enjoy the support they need in promoting and making their music better through commissions and royalty they get from each and every album sold. Piracy robs them of these earnings which kills some independent artists which results in wasted talent and loss to fans of artists who might have been promising to them as the next big thing in music.