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Preliminary results of survey of musicians (30 Apr 2004)
Many musicians and songwriters do not think the RIAA campaign against free file sharing on the Internet will benefit them The survey shows that many musicians do not think the recording industry efforts to halt the free sharing of music on the Internet will benefit those who create and perform music. Some 60% of those in the sample say they do not think the Recording Industry Association of America’s suits against online music swappers will benefit musicians and songwriters. Those who earn the majority of their income from music are more inclined than 'starving musicians' to back the RIAA, but even those very committed musicians do not believe the RIAA campaign will help them. Some 42% of those who earn most of their income from their music do not think the RIAA legal efforts will help them, while 35% think those legal challenges will ultimately benefit them.
Article URL: http://www.pewinternet.org/reports/toc.asp?Report=123

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