Kickended by Silvio Lorusso is online database artwork archiving the Kickstarted campaigns that got not even a single penny. This competitive aesthetics of failure has been able to attract the attention of major national newspapers (from the British “The Guardian” to the Italian “Corriere della Sera”).
26.03.02 Americans who download mp3 from the network, buy more and consume more music cd.
According to a study by research firm Ipsos-Reid, only 8% of Americans with more than twelve years that downloaded music from the internet has paid for it. In addition, 84% of the same sample (about four / fifths) said that would not pay for music downloaded from the network even if they no longer existed the technical requirements for exchange it for free. Along with these results, but there are others going against the purchase of CDs. 81% of the respondents declared that their purchases of compact discs have remained the same or increased since they began to download music online. It also seems that the old adage 'the appetite comes with eating' can be effectively applied to this target group of people, whose 84% use the Internet not only to download files, but also to listen to previews streaming, read the lyrics of songs or information on tours of the artists prefer and use search engines to find the sites of the band and how to buy their CDs. Half of them bought a compact based only on the information (text or audio) found on the net. Curiously, then, one-third of these respondents had changed his favorite genre since it started to download music and a slightly smaller percentage has also changed accordingly radio listening habits.