Downloading music has become a part of everyday life of all most young people in modern world today. With the development of computer, downloading music and file-sharing are also developed. Although in someone's opinion, that is a kind of piracy, I support music-downloading and file-sharing, as a teenager.
First of all, we should ask why people like downloading music and sharing file which they are supposed to buy in the store. The main reasons are: users do not want to spend $18 to $20 bucks for a CD that has only one song they like and price of CDs increases within a few months. Someone may hear a good song and in an album, then go buy the CD and not like the other songs on it. Nobody wants to pay outrageous amount just for a good song on a bad CD. Some feel that buying the whole album is not worth the money as the prices have recently increased within the past few months.
Furthermore, not many teenagers have a monthly income to buy all albums they want. So increasing album price only encourages file-sharers share more music often than before.
According to the last year report of Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), 83% of teenagers download music regularly. It is not weird if we know that, people who never download file make up only 39% of music sales. That is true. If we just go to the stores in our locations, we just know what kind of music those stores have only. But if we use file-sharing programs, we will know more singers and music bands. How do people in other countries know Linkin Park or Eminem if their stores do not sale album of those singers or bands? Thanks to Kazaa and Napster.
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