Published on July 14th, 2012 | by Alan Cross


Another Study: Half of Survey Thinks Not Paying for Music Is Fine

Audio-Technica, the audio equipment manufacturer, conducted a survey of 1,000 UK music fans to try and figure out Britain’s attitude towards purchasing music. 


  • 40% couldn’t remember the last time they purchased a CD
  • 20% downloaded music in the previous week
  • 49% said that it was okay to download music free of charge
  • 60% read reviews before they purchase music or a concert ticket
  • 67% think they can do a better job of recommending music than professional reviewers


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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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