Google Music Piracy role said to be bigger than expected
Google Music Piracy is said to be bigger than expected. According to a MUSO report, torrenting was only responsible for 28.3% of total global music piracy visits last year.
MUSO investigates piracy activity on a country by country and a month by month basis. A credible report by MUSO backs up this following statement…
“Search is not the primary problem – all traffic from major search engines accounts for less than 16% of traffic to sites like The Pirate Bay.” Said a Google spokesperson
MUSO estimates that just 14.2% of the world’s 9.65bn total music-related visits to torrent sites last year came via search engines. Almost 65% of these visits actually arrived direct to the torrent sites.
Pirate Bay and Kick-Ass Torrents aren’t actually the biggest and baddest villains in the music industry anymore. Google Music Piracy seems to be the facilitator.
Search engines led 46.3% of people looking for music to illegitimate streaming platforms in 2015. The most popular form of piracy across the world is illegal streaming sites, with more than 35% of total visits.
The third most popular form of online music piracy in 2015 took place on ripping services led by YouTube-mp3.org. These kinds of websites are designed to steal content from YouTube.
Ripping platforms made up 17.7% of music related visits to piracy sites across the world in 2015, which amounted to more than 6 billion in total.
Search engines were responsible for 49.8% of all music seeking traffic making it to the ripping platforms. That is roughly 3 billion visits in total.
Google music piracy is directing billions of people to piracy enabling ripping sites, which are specifically built to help people get illegal access to stuff on YouTube. And as you probably already know, YouTube is owned by Google.
“Across all types of piracy sites there were 34.06bn music-seeking visits last year – 37.2% of which came via search engines.” says MUSO