Google recently commissioned a study by Columbia University on the music-buying patterns of people who share music via peer-2-peer services. Interestingly, they noticed that those who do share files buy 30% more music than those who don’t use P2P. This sounds like good news for a company that both sells music and is heavily involved with keeping the Internet as open and accessible as possible.
- Google-commissioned survey: P2P users buy 30 percent more music (9to5mac.com)
- New music survey: P2P users buy the most, no one wants disconnection penalties (arstechnica.com)
- Study Finds P2P Users Buy More Music, But Didn’t Pay For Most Of Their Tunes (consumerist.com)