Psychological predictors of engagement in music piracy

Brown, Steven C., and Krause, Amanda E. (2017) Psychological predictors of engagement in music piracy. Creative Industries Journal, 10 (3). pp. 226-237.

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The digital revolution has changed how consumers engage with music. The present study explored the potential psychological factors underpinning why many consumers engage in music piracy. 396 participants (71.00% female, Mage = 34.53) completed an online questionnaire. Preference for accessing music digitally was associated with more favourable attitudes towards music piracy, as was being male, and expressing low levels of conscientiousness. Concerning the uses and gratifications of using different formats to engage with music, music piracy was found to be a financially viable way of listening to music. Discussion focuses on the notion that recorded music is perceived as poor value for money, and this is considered distinct from the widespread perception that piracy is simply about getting free music.

Item ID: 64294
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1751-0708
Keywords: Digital music; listening; piracy; music engagement; personality; uses and gratifications
Copyright Information: Published Version: © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group Accepted Version: CC BY-NC
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2020 01:13
FoR Codes: 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5205 Social and personality psychology > 520505 Social psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 70%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950101 Music @ 30%
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