(2005), "Pirates on the starboard bow", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 54 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijppm.2005.07954baa.005Download as .RIS
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Pirates on the starboard bow
Music piracy costs the music industry millions if not billions a year … or so the conventional wisdom goes. I doubt that this is so. The music industry – in terms of sales of singles – has been dying for some time. This has little to do with piracy; and much more to do with alternative demands on the pocket money of kids. Sales of computer games have risen steadily as music sales have fallen. Piracy is too easy a target – and it means that many music business executives have taken their eye off the real threat of competition.