In a recent study conducted in the United States and Germany found that those who admit to illegally downloading and sharing music also purchase, on average, 30% more music than those who do not illegally file-share. The study used thousands of phone calls to determine the size of a person’s music library and how they obtained the music. Perhaps the best line to sum up the study is, “The biggest music pirates are also the biggest spenders on recorded music.”
In addition to finding out the above information, the study also found that CD ripping and file sharing amongst friends accounted for more songs in a user’s library than illegal downloading.
Well, duh! That’s because we’re obsessed music junkies who will get music however we can, bought or borrowed. -MB
via Tumblr http://meshboats.tumblr.com/post/33906800725