Survey: 40% Of Music Lovers Don’t Know About Legal Online Music
Since the digital revolution, music is at anyone’s finger tips. Instead of going to the store to pick up a CD or vinyl, a person can download or burn cds onto there computer. Over the years court cases have made people afraid to access music online, failing to acknowledge that most online music services are legal.
Consumer Reports conducted a physical and online survey that found that four in 10 people cannot name a single digital music service. This means that most people do not know what Last.fm, Pandora or Spotify is. The truth is all of these services provide free, legal online streaming. Once you create an account, you can create a playlist of your favorite songs or choose a radio station tailored to your favorite tastes. Use online surveys to pick the best music for you.
Online streaming services connect to your favorite social networking sites to show your friends, family and colleagues what you are listening to. Some services allow you to send songs to friends who also use the service. It is an efficient way to expose new artists to music fans.
Not only do so few people acknowledge online services, but only 85 percent of people know what Amazon or iTunes is. These services sell songs and albums to users in digital formats designed for iPods, Zunes and mp3 players. Customers can choose to buy just their favorite songs or the entire album. When they buy the album art work (the CD book) is also included.
If the music industry took the time to show people there are legal ways to obtain music online for free, it’s likely that these online survey results would improve. For most the initial fear lies that they will download a song and get a $75,000 fine. However, this is not the case when people use legal streaming and download sites.