Why Kids Pirate Music

October 7th, 2006

Those most likely to pirate music are between the ages of 13 and 17. That same age group shares something else in common. They can’t get a credit card on their own. Why is this important? You need a credit card to purchase music online. You can’t buy MP3s at the music store. Kids don’t want to buy CDs. I think if there were an easy way for kids to buy music online then they would do it, but only if it were easy to buy individual tracks. This won’t stop music piracy, but if they could get a song easier and faster by buying it and they already knew they liked it, then they would buy it. I think kids just want to try out music without getting burned. Everyone has bought at least one CD that you thought you would like and after trying it twice you just couldn’t stand it. Is there a solution to this problem?

One Response to “Why Kids Pirate Music”

  1. “Stop pirating our music” Australian music industry Ninjas declare. | Tuna Crust says:

    […] Sabiene Heindl general manager of the music industry’s piracy unit MIPI had a few things to say on the topic. She said that research showed 18 per cent of Australians engaged regularly in file-sharing, downloading an average 30 songs a month illegally. Sabiene Heindl (Tel: 02 8569 1177) also went on to talk about MIPI’s ability to trace people who illegally downloaded music and suggested and used “so-called peer-to-peer websites such as LimeWire” as an example of the source. […]

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