The Recording Industry's Digital Dilemma: Challenges and Opportunities in High Piracy Markets

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Brett Keintz

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Abstract

Globally, the recording industry has experienced significant revenue decline and piracy growth within the last five years. In some countries like the United States, piracy is comprised mainly of the illegal sharing of digital recorded music files such as MP3s. In other countries like Spain, recorded music piracy is dominated by the physical production and sale of CD-Rs by organized crime networks. While there have been a number of legislative and law-enforcement changes made in many countries across the globe, these defensive efforts have at best served to slow piracy's growth. The next step for the recording industry is to develop a recorded digital music strategy for each country in an effort to restore revenue growth and reduce piracy by offering consumers a compelling digital music value proposition. In this paper, I explain why.

Keywords: Recording Industry, Piracy

Suggested Citation

Keintz, Brett, The Recording Industry's Digital Dilemma: Challenges and Opportunities in High Piracy Markets. Review of Economic Research on Copyright Issues, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 83-94, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1145850

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