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Mix: Legal downloads, Creativity contest, Family Guy

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By LC Angell

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Published: Tuesday, June 21, 2005
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About 35% of music fans now download tracks legally from online stores such as iTunes, and the percentage will soon pass the 40% who have pirated music, according to a new survey by Entertainment Media Research.

The third Mike Industries iPod-A-Month Creativity Competition seeks entries (text, video, audio, a web site, or a GIF/JPEG image) that display “the most creative alternative use of an iPod.” The winner will receive an iPod shuffle. iLounge is also providing a pair of Etymotic ER-6i earbuds and an Apple sport case to the winner.

Stewie Griffin from the animated Fox series “The Family Guy” was featured in his own Apple inspired silhouette commercial this week.

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1

I find it very hard to believe that only 40% of “music fans” have “pirated” music.

Honestly, where do these journalists who write about the music industry get their statistics from?

The article says: “Fear of prosecution, Internet viruses, and inferior quality were cited as the main deterrents against illegal downloading, the report said. Nearly two-thirds of music consumers said immediate availability was the key reason for buying tracks online.”

Maybe those reasons were also deterrents against admitting that they download music illegaly?

Posted by Third on June 21, 2005 at 10:43 AM (PDT)

2

LOL!

Yeah, I saw this past Sunday’s episode of “Family Guy” with Stewie’s ill-fated iPod commerical. I got a hoot out of it. smile

Posted by FallN in New York, NY on June 21, 2005 at 11:20 AM (PDT)

3

These stats are meaningless, and likely false.  The true dollar amount spent on ALL online music legally has yet to break 3% of all total music sales.

If that 35% means people who have downloaded one track and never did it again…maybe.  Of course that’s a useless stat then isn’t it?

Posted by stark23x on June 21, 2005 at 4:54 PM (PDT)

4

i posted stewies iPod ad in the forum a few days ago heres the link

http://forums.ipodlounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=102792

Posted by podboy on June 21, 2005 at 5:32 PM (PDT)

5

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=153494&cid=12878068

Posted by danekr on June 21, 2005 at 10:40 PM (PDT)

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