Lies, damn lies and statistics

April 25, 2002

Newsbytes reports that Long-Time File-Swappers Buy More Music, Not Less, according to research by Jupiter Media Metrix

while music fans with all three technologies [file sharing, broadband and cd/dvd burners] were 95 percent more likely to increase spending than the average music fan, they were also 65 percent more likely to decrease spending.

While the study fails to show any causal link between using these technologies and music purchasing habits, it also appears to fail to prove anything else. As further anecdotal evidence, I spend more on music when I am an educated consumer. Today, that means being able to easily find and listen to songs online.

Posted by Andrew Raff at April 25, 2002 05:27 PM