The Music Industry and Illegal Downloading


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The Music Industry and Illegal Downloading
This paper will examine the music industry and illegal downloading from the perspective of one of the PEST factors. PEST is the acronym for factors which refer to the Political Economic Social and Technological factors which affect and influence business. PEST is used as a business analysis tool as it allows an organization to look at its operations in light of all the macro-economic factors that may affect its potential to be profitable. This is particularly helpful in the music industry where technological change has significantly impacted the economic viability of the music industry. The PEST factor that this paper will look at, therefore, is the economic factors that impact the music industry...
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