A recent study came to the conclusion that 57 million people are actively stealing music. That works out to about 1 out of every 5 people online. That’s a lot of people!
I think this probably also points to the fact that after all these years of music being available online, going all the way back to Napster, the recording industry still doesn’t have what consumers are looking for.
This article about the study points out that people still like to own music. The record industry doesn’t want us to own anything, instead we should just listen to a song being played for us on some service.