‘Nearly 100 per cent of music fans copy music illegally’

Poll reveals fans' downloading and copying habits

A new poll conducted by the British Music Rights has found that 96 per cent of the 1,100 14-24-year-olds polled admit to illegally copying music.

The poll also found that the average number of illegally downloaded songs in the music collections of those questioned was 842 – with a total average of 1,770 songs stored on their MP3 players.

Those questioned who illegally downloaded the most songs downloaded up to 5,000 songs a month, the poll found.

What do you think of the results of this new poll? Does it suggest that illegal downloading is becoming more of a problem? Or do you think illegal downloading is not the menace some organisations make it out to be? Sign in to MyNME below and leave your comments.