Are artists making more money from legal MP3 sales than they ever did from CD sales?
This is a good research topic but I think you can improve the question itself so it can’t be answered with a yes or a no.
I llike the question topic, however I am curious: Are you referring to sales in the United States or internationally?
I like the topic, particularly because it touches on the shift in the music industry due to modernization. However, I think that the question itself doesn’t exactly tie into the ethical aspects of sharing information. Maybe it could use a little tweaking so that the question was is it ethical to share information via MP3s online (even legally or at a price) since it would collapse the CD industry? I also agree with Leon in that the question as it stands can be answered as a ‘yes or no.’
I like this topic but it sounds like it can be answered with a little research, you should make it as a suggestion to the artist, like how would artists prefer…
I think Moosa’s suggestion of specifying sales is interesting and worth taking into consideration as you rewrite the question. Regarding whether this question is a yes/no one that can be too easily answered, I can see that concern. I would imagine, though, that if you were doing the research and found from analyzing the data that one or the other was true (CD sales earned artists more money or MP3s did), the data itself and your interpretation of it will always be something that another research can reasonably take issue with. I don’t think the data and an analysis of it would ever yield a clear cut answer, so the fact that on the surface the question seems to be a yes/no type question is probably not so much of a problem in this case.
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