Published Jul 14, 2009It appears that the next generation of music fans may have to look a little harder for their own Fleet Foxes, as a new study has revealed that less and less teens are illegally downloading music.
In a study from music business information company Music Ally [via NME], it was revealed that the number of teenagers who illegally download has dropped substantially in the last year. According to the study of 1,000 music fans, 42 percent of 14- to 18-year-olds illegally downloaded in December 2007, a number that dropped to 26 percent in January 2009.
The study also found that 65 percent of teenagers stream music through sites like YouTube and Spotify, with 31 percent doing so daily.
This is good news for people who are vehemently against illegal downloading, but still pretty bad news for those actually trying to sell music.