Illegal music continues to grow: Teens find cheap, easy route for more music

Sarah Church/Staff Writer

If you are not one of the 40 million people who download music illegally from the Internet, you probably know someone who does, for a whopping 95 percent of the music downloaded is done so illegally, according to Times Online.

The growing number of people who find Limewire and Youtube converters easier and more wallet-friendly poses a growing problem for music suppliers such as iTunes, as their profit continues to decrease every year as a result.

“I still use iTunes, even though the prices go up and up.

I just don’t want to get busted for taking them from Youtube,” said a CFHS student.

But some students still use use the illegal ways, even if they dabble with legal routes.

“I only get my movies and shows from iTunes, and songs from a Youtube converter I found on Google,” said another CFHS student.

An alternative source of good quality music for a low price is www.spotify.com, which costs $4.99 per month for unlimited music download, and $9.99 per month for premium membership.

Paying a small monthly bill or paying iTunes $1.29 per song is another choice instead of getting caught and ending up paying thousands for one song.

Class of 2014

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