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The process of stream ripping, in which websites enable users to rip streams from audio and video services and convert them to permanent downloads, poses a major threat to the growth of legal music services by undermining the services’ paid tiers that offer offline listening to subscribers.


  • The assessment by the IFPI earlier this year of the global recorded-music industry, recent national trade association results, and major record-company financials clearly illustrate the importance of music streaming in the modern-day music industry.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest happenings in the world of stream-ripping sites.
  • Examines the latest pronouncements by the chief of the BPI and analyzes whether the impact on legal services is as strong as claimed.

Key questions answered

  • What is stream ripping, and what impact does it have on legal streaming services?
  • What stream-ripping services are the most popular in the world?

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  • Summary
  • Growth for both sides of the streaming coin
  • Research shows the size of the problem
  • Measuring the impact on legal music services


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