This post was originally published at music3point0.com
Streaming seems to have wiped out music piracy, but not according to the IFPI. The global recording industry organization claims that piracy is still alive and well but just in another form. While illegal downloads dominated piracy a few years ago, now it’s attributed to stream ripping (illegally saving music while streaming it).
Here’s a chart from Statista that covered music consumers in 13 countries over the past 6 months.