Study: File Sharing Doesn't Hurt CD Sales

A recent Harvard Business School study determined that peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing services such as Kazaa and the original Napster don't hurt new music sales, contrary to the claims of recording-industry executives. "Downloads have an effect on sales which is statistically indistinguishable from zero," the report said, noting that these results "are inconsistent with claims that file sharing is the primary reason for the recent decline in music sales." We've come up with a more obvious reason for the decline in CD sales: Most of today's music stinks, and record companies push polished garbage instead of taking risks with the truly talented musicians their industry should be promoting. Shame

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