Canada a Pirate Nation–NOT!

From Slashdot:

An anonymous reader writes“The IFPI, the global recording industry association, recently released its Recording Industry in Numbers 2012, which provides detailed sales data from countries around the world. While CRIA talks about ‘rebuilding the marketplace,’ the industry’s own data indicates that Canada already stands among the global leaders in digital music sales. Michael Geist digs into the data and finds that Canadians purchased more single track downloads than Germany or Japan, and more than double the sales in France, despite the fact that each of those countries has far larger populations.

In fact, Canadian sales were larger than all the sales from Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden combined. Not only is the Canadian digital market far larger than virtually every European market, it continues to grow faster than the U.S. digital music market as well. In fact, the Canadian digital music market has grown faster than the U.S. market for the past six consecutive years.”

I’m sure someone somewhere is willing to dispute this, no?  Perhaps someone in the US State Department?

Alan Cross

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2 thoughts on “Canada a Pirate Nation–NOT!

  • June 7, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    In the future, American bands will fake like they're Canadian to try and break into our market, like Big Wreck…

  • June 7, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    People in… Croatia, France, Greece, Ireland, Japan, Portugal, Spain etc. have the money to spend on digital downloads? If that were so, "well, here's my wallet, bail me out, maybe."


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