Illegal channels used to consume music in the Netherlands 2017

This statistic shows the answers to a survey question on which illegal channels are used for music consumption in the Netherlands in 2017. The most popular method used among respondents was ripping content from platforms such as YouTube, Spotify or Soundcloud. The use of dedicated devices with pre-installed links to stream music from illegal sources was less common than downloading and streaming without such devices.

The Netherlands' most popular music streaming service is Spotify. The total number of Spotify users (free and paid) was going to reach 6.2 million in the first quarter of 2018.

Percentage of the internet population using illegal channels to consume music in the Netherlands in 2017

Share of internet users
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Release date

July 2018



Survey time period

August, 2017 to September, 2017

Number of respondents

2,654 respondents

Age group

14 years and older

Method of interview

Panel survey

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