Global Music Sales Dropped 10 Percent in 2007

January 2008
Red Herring;1/24/2008, p9
Trade Publication
The article reports on the decline in the sales of music in 2007, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). The trade body said global digital sales grew by around 40 percent in 2007, but this was not enough to offset the sharp fall in compact-disc (CD) sales. The industry is calling on Internet service providers to take more responsibility for illegal file sharing by either disconnecting those who repeatedly upload music or preventing illegal tracks from being downloaded.


Related Articles

  • Out of tune. Lennighan, Mary // Total Telecom Magazine;Aug2006, p10 

    The article reports on the opposition by British Internet service providers (ISP) to proposals from the music industry that they should be responsible for illegal file sharing activities on their networks. In July the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) requested that Tiscali and Cable &...

  • LES RYTHMES DIGITALES. Osborn, Ben // Music Week;1/29/2011, Issue 4, p18 

    The article focuses on several anti-piracy measures for the digital music trade in France. It examines the benefits of Hadopi, which mandates internet service providers (ISPs) to prevent peer-to-peer (P2P) piracy, in the French music trade. Moreover, it mentions the Carte Musique scheme which...

  • Digital LP sales soar as market dwindles. Cardew, Ben // Music Week;4/19/2008, Issue 16, p8 

    The article looks at the rising sales of digital albums in contrast to the declining sales of compact discs. Album sales for the first quarter of 2008 are examined. The sales slump is attributed to the mindset of young consumers who feel that music should be downloaded for free on file sharing...

  • IRISH FILE-SHARERS NAMED. Kelly, Nick // Billboard;6/23/2007, Vol. 119 Issue 25, p13 

    The article discusses how the Irish Recorded Music Association won a court ruling in the High Court in Dublin, Ireland, which will force six internet service providers to reveal the names and addresses of individuals engaged in alleged illegal file-sharing. According to the article the ruling is...

  • ISPs come to the table to negotiate piracy strategy. Ashton, Robert // Music Week;8/2/2008, Issue 31, p2 

    The article reports on a voluntary agreement between British internet service providers (ISPs) and the music industry to address the problem of file sharing. The agreement was influenced by the British government, and the threat of legislation helped to bring a resolution. The government may...

  • Digital Music And How The Consumer Became King. Levy, Alain // Billboard;11/25/2006, Vol. 118 Issue 47, p6 

    In this article, the author comments on the effect the Internet and digital music has had on the music industry. The Internet and file-sharing technology hit the music industry hard at first. But only a few years later, the author notes, it is now the industry's bright future. More than 10% of...

  • Music and illegal file sharing. Burnett, Rachel // ITNOW;Sep2008, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p16 

    The article discusses the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by the BPI and six Internet service providers in Great Britain. The MOU is reportedly drafted by the British Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform. It is reportedly an industry framework for dealing with...

  • Dealing with the evolution of online music filesharing. Cardew, Ben // Music Week;4/5/2008, Issue 14, p8 

    This article reports on illegal music filesharing and the roles of Internet service providers and the music industry. In March 2008 the British government set a one-year deadline for Internet service providers to take action on illegal filesharing, piracy networks such as Kazaa and The Pirate...

  • THE IMPACT OF DIGITAL PIRACY ON MUSIC SALES: A CROSS-COUNTRY ANALYSIS. Bender, Mark T.; Wang, Yongsheng // International Social Science Review;2009, Vol. 84 Issue 3/4, p157 

    In this article the authors discuss the impact of digital music piracy on music sales worldwide. They note that the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) estimates that six percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) is generated by the entertainment industry. They conclude that...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics