Thursday, 3 September 2015

Why young people engage in music piracy

Bonneville-Roussy et al. (2013), drawing from a huge dataset involving over 250,000 participants, find that the degree of importance attributed to music declines with age.

That is not to say that older people do not care about music, but young people listen to music far more than do middle-age adults, and young people listen to music in a wider variety of contexts.

Given music piracy research finds young people as principally involved in music piracy, perhaps it can be simply accounted for by the fact that they listen to more music?

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Bonneville-Roussy, A., Rentfrow, P.J., Xu, M.K. and Potter, J. (2013). Music through the ages: trends in musical engagement and preferences from adolescence through middle adulthood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105(4), 703-717.


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