How Much Will You Pay for Music in 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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"How Much Will You Pay for Music in 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]"

Music has always been an essential part of our life. As well as there has always been a competition between free and paid music. In 1999 Napster opened the door to free music, though the legal side of this breakthrough was questionable. Now things are changing. Wonder how much you’ll spend on music next year? Look at the infographic below.

How much will you pay for music in 2013

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  1. Rix Banga says:

    Wow, very interesting.

  2. With the way that books have been almost phased out by the internet and E-books, this grim view of music will most likely come true, then movies will be next, then video games until everything will either be free or only attainable for collecting and documentation in physical form.

    Once everything goes digital, what’s to stop money from being next? We already depend more on debit cards than cash on most things. The wave of the future is coming whether we’re ready for it or not…

  3. I think accessible and free art of all forms is an incredible thing. It does make me wonder sometimes about the ones who are just trying to get by, the ones trying to get out of their 9 – 5 hell, as Society grows to expect more for free. I hope we as a people stay loyal to helping financially support talented Artists trying to get out of the everyday.

  4. I dont think this is a fair assessment. Firstly, we are still at the iTunes 99c price point. Secondly, streaming isn’t the same as ownership, you could own a song and listen to it 100 times, or stream it multiple times and pay for each of them through subscription. Thirdly, a million YouTube plays has the same reach of one play on BBC Radio1 & Rolling in the Deep will have had close and probably a lot more the 250,000 world wide radio/tv broadcasts.

    Streaming is about building awareness, yes you should get paid for it but it’s not to be confused with sales. These streaming services will bring value when people want music on mobiles, in cars and other non pc devices. Streaming also leads to sales, both recorded music and both merch and tickets.

  5. Jonas says:

    Frustratingly muddled analysis and information. Price per track is a misleading statistic as the mix of albums to single track purchases changes. Comparing online listens to track purchases is comparing apples to oranges. The idea of a 0 price point is illogical (it’s not a transaction at that point) and contradicted within the post by the last sentence that there will always be people (“collectors”) who will pay for some form of music.

    The problem is that this incorrect hype (which has existed ever since around 1998) about digital being the cause for price supposedly going to 0, is that it fogs up any real analysis about whether artist and record companies are setting the right price point. Digital may not actually be the reason (or not in the way described here), and the price point may not be pushed to zero, but there may be a benefit in a lower price point than the set-in-stone $15 avg album price. The greatest win created by iTunes if you ask me has nothing to do with digital, or user experience, but rather in forcing the record companies to accept a $10/album, $0.99/track price point. It is a wrothwhile question for the industry to be asking whether if it sold physical CD’s at $7 or $8 or $9, would there be a revival in sales.