The online streaming service, Spotify, has released a report entitled “Adventures In The Netherlands” that denounce festivals as an increasing cause for piracy. In its report, Spotify details that festival attendees will often acquire songs heard during the event through illegal means, instead of using services like iTunes and Spotify.

“What is surprising is that our analysis uncovered some examples of torrents spiking immediately after festival performances,” Spotify finds. “Explanations for these spikes merits further study, but one intuitive driver is instant gratification. Academics and policy makers who are researching this topic may want to consider other events such as awards and talent shows to see if similar spikes occur.”

You can read the full report here: Adventures In The Netherlands 

Via: Fact Mag