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DRM Killed the Online Music Industry

December 12, 2006

Its hard to say if DRM killed the online music industry, or if Apple’s attempt was just a flash in the pan as people bought into the novelty of it all: Some 3.2 per cent of online households (around 60 per cent of the wider population) bought at least one download, and these dabblers made on average 5.6 transactions, with the median household making just three a year. The median transaction was slightly under $3.

Part of me is glad to see the DRM era begin to fade away (having proudly never purchased a single mp3 burdened with DRM), but on the flip side, I have to wonder how this will affect the industry- and how long will it take for digital music to rebound now that people have moved on.


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One Comment
  1. Take those stats with a grain of salt, they’re way off and so is the method used to collect them


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