The record industry continues to prioritize the importance of preventing music from being distributed illegally, which results in zero revenue ever getting back to artists or producers.
Stream ripping is the most rapidly rising type of music copyright infringement worldwide. The music ecosystem is threatened by these sites that operate ripping services as they sabotage efforts of legitimate music services that license rights and pay artists and rights holders. Fans are diverted away from the services that are on the up and up by stream rippers who profit as a result, while the creators or producers of the music are paid nothing in return.
The recording industry is tackling this worldwide issue head on by coordinating a diverse global strategy, as quoted in the IFPI Global Music Report 2018.