Fee-based music or Free music with ads, your choice?
Asked to imagine a world without ad-supported music, most people said they would leave the legitimate market rather than pay for music outright.
Who gets benefit from Free music?
Music lovers for sure. But Myspace is the big lucky guy who gets the most benefit from millions of free web traffics. More than one-half of users who currently take advantage of peer-to-peer sharing said they would look to services such as MySpace Music.
The free model has helped MySpace Music soar in popularity over the past year. According to Nielsen, year-over-year traffic to the site has increased more than 1,000%, making it the third-most-visited music site on the Web.
The top three music sites are: AOL Music (22,686 thousands unique visitors in June 2009), Yahoo Music (20,571 thousand), Myspace Music (12,130 thousand).