The Indonesian Record Industry Association stated that at least 6 million people in Indonesia are illegally downloading music off of the Internet each day. The value of the music that is downloaded without payment is estimated to be $1.65 Million (16 Billion Indonesian Rupiah) per day.
In 2012, customers purchased 11 million CDs during the year, down from the average of 90 million CDs sold several years before.
(More music piracy statistics.)
Source: “Piracy may cost record firms $1.65m a day,” Jakarta Post, April 27, 2013.
A report by the NPD Group found that music piracy rates declined in 2012.
According to the study, there were 26 percent less files being illegally downloaded online in 2012 than in 2011. In addition, 40 percent of respondents stated that they stopped downloading pirated music in 2012. Nearly half of those that stopped said that they stopped illegal downloads due to the availability of streaming music websites such as Spotify.
44 percent of respondents said that they also stopped ripping CDs from friends and family members. 20 percent also stated that they stopped using file-sharing services due to concerns over spyware and viruses.
Source: Alex Knapp, “Study Finds That Streaming And Spyware Are Killing Music Piracy,” Forbes, February 26, 2013.
According to a report by Google and the Performing Rights Society for Music in Britain, roughly 86 percent of file-sharing websites that allow users to share digital content rely on advertising to fund their operations. For websites that allow Live-TV Streaming, 67 percent of the sites relied upon advertising to fund their operations.
Source: Dawn C. Chmielewski, “Report links Google, Yahoo to Internet piracy sites,” Los Angeles Times, Company Town Blog, January 2, 2013.
Full Report: “The six business models for copyright infringement: A data-driven study of websites considered to be infringing copyright,” PRS for Music and Google, June 27, 2012.
According to a report by musicmetric, more people in the United States purchased music in the first half of 2012 than illegally downloading music using BitTorrent.
150.5 million CDs and album downloads were sold from January to June 2012. In comparison, 75.6 million albums were downloaded using BitTorrent during the same time period.
698 million songs were purchased by Americans during the first half of the year, while 21.3 million songs were downloaded using BitTorrent.
Source: Ethan Smith, “Americans Buy More Music Than They Pirate,” Wall Street Journal, Corporate Intelligence Blog, October 3, 2012.
The Recording Industry Association of Japan reported that 4.36 billion files of music and video was illegally downloaded in the country in 2010. During that year, 440 million media files were purchased in Japan.
Source: “Japan introduces piracy penalties for illegal downloads,” BBC News, September 30, 2012.
An official with Universal Music stated to the press that the music piracy rate in the Middle East was 95 percent. Key areas where piracy takes place is in Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
Worldwide, losses from music piracy causes $12.5 Billion.
Source: Naushad K. Cherrayil,”Piracy is rampant in music industry,” gulfnews, June 29, 2012.
99 percent of digital music downloaded in China is pirated, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.
As of 2012, China has nearly twice as many Internet users as the United States, yet its digital music revenue per user is about 1 percent of the United States.
Source: AFP, “Asia’s digital divide poses challenge for music industry,” Google News, June 21, 2012.
In 2011, movie piracy in Germany created losses of $200 Million to the film industry. Users in Germany illegally downloaded or viewed unauthorized steams of movies on 185 million occasions.
In the same year, the music industry in Germany lost $660 Million to pirated music.
The total losses of counterfeit goods in Germany is estimated to cause losses of up to $32 Billion a year.
Source: Scott Roxborough, “Study: Cost of German Music Piracy at $660 Million,” Hollywood Reporter, June 12, 2012.
Between 45 to 50 percent of all Internet users in Singapore are believed to access pirated entertainment content, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). There are around 300,000 incidents of illegally downloading of movies, music and other content each month.
Source: Sophie Hong, “Half of all netizens here access illegal download sites,” Asia One, May 3, 2012.
Up to 90 percent of all digital content provided to users on the Internet in Vietnam is pirated. The content includes music, movies, software and mobile phone apps.
Source: Vuong Long, “Ignoring digital copyright, Vietnamese openly use stolen products,” VietNam Net, April 11, 2012.