The Death of Music Ownership and Illegal Downloading

The Death of Music Ownership and Illegal Downloading
Dan Gould
  • 23 march 2009

Two interesting data points have popped up that are pointing towards a radical change in music acquisition and listening habits.

Crunch Gear has presented the idea that actual music ownership is headed for obsolescence. They argue that with the advent of ubiquitous, always-on fast internet and robust streaming music services, the need for having local copies of songs will become a thing of the past. Why have to pay for and store gigabytes of audio files when for a low monthly fee, you could (theoretically) have streaming access to all the world’s music at your fingertips?

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