My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Sunday, March 27, 2005

People Now Sharing iPod files

Here's a report on the recent state of downloading music files in the US. More and more people are finding other methods, besides P2P, to get their music.
The Project’s national survey of 1,421 adult Internet users conducted between January 13 and February 9, 2005 shows that 19% of current music and video downloaders, about 7 million adults, say they have downloaded files from someone else’s iPod or MP3 player. About 28%, or 10 million people, say they get music and video files via email and instant messages. There is some overlap between these two groups; 9% of downloaders say they have used both of these sources
As you might know, I own a record label, and I find all of this somewhat discouraging. While people might not be downloading my music, it sure does hurt all the retailers out there, which is whey they are all cutting back on music.