The Music Mission are seeking to fight music piracy and protect the dance music industry. MN2S are on board.
Leading digital dance music stores such as Traxsource, Beatport and Juno Download receive a combined total of close to 10 million visits per month, providing artists and labels with royalties that form the foundation of their livelihood. Unfortunately, the very same music available for purchase on these legitimate platforms is being sold on pay-for-access pirate websites. A recent investigation conducted by AudioLock discovered a comprehensive network of these sites with a combined estimated traffic of 11 million monthly visitors. Often charging up to £40 a month for access using a subscription model, these pirate platforms do not distribute a single penny of their earnings to the artists and labels who produce and own the music that they sell. Even at lower estimations, it has been calculated that this kind of music piracy takes over half a million pounds from the pockets of creators each month.
“A network of pirate ‘pay-for-access’ sites are attracting over 11 million monthly visits from selling your music. The Music Mission is a collaborative industry project to redirect that revenue to you through legitimate platforms.”The Music Mission
The Music Mission is an initiative working to fight such sites, raise awareness of the issue and protect the revenues of artists and labels from piracy. Backed by a large collective of stores, labels and institutions that includes Beatport, Traxsource, Defected, Exit Records, Labelworx and many more, The Music Mission believe that “collaboration from the music industry” will enable them to “finally tackle this issue”, and are hoping that artists, labels, organisations and publications from across the industry will register to show their support. Click the link above to register your support, protect the music industry and help in fighting piracy.
“An investigation carried out by AudioLock identified a substantial network of pay-for-access pirate sites, with a combined estimated traffic of 11 million visits per month […] if you assume that out of those 11 million visits to pay-for-access pirate sites, only 35,000 visitors (0.32%) decided to pay for a subscription (at an average of £15 per month), that is still over £500,000 lost per month.”The Music Mission