~ IFPI’s Engaging with Music 2023 report: the largest music study of its kind~
~ Time spent listening to music increases to 20.7 hours per week~
~ Fans use an average of seven different methods to engage with music~
11th December 2023 – IFPI, representing the recording industry worldwide, today released Engaging with Music 2023, its global report examining how people around the world engage with and feel about music.
Highlights of the 2023 report’s findings include:
Frances Moore, IFPI Chief Executive, said: “Music is incredibly important to people’s lives. Engaging with Music shows how fans are seizing the opportunities to listen to more music in more ways than they have ever done before.
“However, the use of unlicensed music remains a significant issue for the music community, especially as technologies continue to evolve. We need to continue to do everything in our power to support and protect the value of music.”
As trailed recently, for the first time, this year the report includes a section dedicated to artificial intelligence (AI) as generative AI technology’s rapid advancement continues to present both opportunities and challenges for the music community and artists. What is clear is that fans deeply value authenticity – nearly eight-in-ten music fans (79%) feel human creativity remains essential to the creation of music.
For fans aware of generative AI’s ability to take and copy existing artists’ repertoire, authorisation for the use of any artist’s music is seen as absolutely non-negotiable: 76% feel that an artist’s music or vocals should not be used or ingested by AI without permission. Further, 74% agree that AI should not be used to clone or impersonate artists without authorisation. The vast majority of fans also support the need for transparency, as 73% agree that an AI system should clearly list any music that it has used.
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Notes to editors
IFPI’s previous press release on the AI data from Engaging with Music 2023 is here.
Data is based on fieldwork conducted between August and October 2023 across 26 countries and gathered the views of over 43,000 respondents aged between 16-64. Panels were nationally representative in each country. For the full report methodology, please see p4 of the report.
IFPI is the voice of the recording industry worldwide, representing over 8,000 record company members across the globe. We work to promote the value of recorded music, campaign for the rights of record producers and expand the commercial uses of recorded music around the world.
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