It's pretty easy to spot an obvious b.s. factor in the study this chart comes from. The study claims that the decline in recorded music sales is offset by total revenue from "the new business models such as streaming and subscriptions" -- but the bulk of that revenue doesn't go to the musicians creating the music; it goes to the internet companies that provide streaming services. In other words, the study's authors are trying to pull a fast one, claiming that everything's hunky-dory with the music industry and pointing to the revenue received by non-music internet companies as supposed proof of this assertion. If you were to count only the actual revenue going to music creators, that happy little line of the chart wouldn't be nice and level; it would be plummeting sharply down. This "study" is obviously biased b.s.
Last edited by Dradder : 10-07-2013 at 08:51 PM.