Unlimited mobile music would cut piracy and CD sales

The introduction of unlimited mobile music services such as Nokia’s Comes With Music and Sony Ericsson’s PlayNow plus could result in British consumers downloading a staggering 2.1bn tracks a year, according to new research.Services that allow consumers to download as many tracks as they want – and keep all, or at least some, of them at the end of their contract – are likely to reduce online music piracy but exacerbate the decline in sales of CDs, according to the market researcher TNS Technology.

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