The Downloading Myth

:: An interesting column by Jon Iverson has appeared that (again) details the myth of downloading: that file trading of music via the ‘net has affected CD sales negatively. Iverson, writing in Stereophile, notes that annual sales remain ahead of 1998’s figures, and that when a number of other factors are taken into account, the sales figures should be much worse. Iverson points to a detailed account by Dan Bricklin, co-creator of VisiCalc, who argues that file trading actually leads to
more purchases
, rather than the other way around.

:: Shareware Music Machine is a site that gathers links to >4,400 music software titles.

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