12 Monday, 13 July 2009 London Lite Streaming teensswitch from illegal file-sharingMusicpiracybeingbeatenback London teenager tells web chiefsfutureoftheinternet A LONDON teenagers report into his friends media habits has become a sensation at a conference of the worlds top internet bosses. Matthew Robson, 15, an intern at Morgan Stanley, was asked to write a research note about his peers opinions. He revealed in his report that teens dont use Twitter, find advertising annoying, listen to ad- free music on the web rather than on traditional radio and chat to friends through video consoles instead of the phone. The City bank said his findings generated huge feedback and decided to publish the document at this weekends Allen & Co Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, which is attended by some of the most influential figures in new media including Googles Eric Schmidt and Larry Page, Twitter boss Evan Williams and Facebooks Mark Zuckerburg. Matthews verdict, that consumers may be using more media but are increasingly unwilling to pay for it, was seen as confirming doubts raised by the conferences top executives. Edward Hill- Wood, head of Morgan Stanleys European media analysts said: It was one of the clearest, most thought-provoking insights weve seen. by mark blunden THE NUMBER of illegal music files shared by teenagers online has dropped thanks to streaming music sites. A survey of 1,000 music fans found that many youngsters have turned to streaming music services such as YouTube and Spotify. Sixty-five per cent of teenagers -- 31 per cent of 14-to 18-year-olds -- said they now stream music regularly and listen to it on a computer every day, compared to 18 per cent of music fans overall. The survey found less than a third of teenagers continue to illegally download music. Of the teen group polled, 26 per cent admitted they file-shared at least once a month, compared with 42 per cent in December 2007. Paul Brindley, CEO of Music Ally, which carried out the survey, said: These figures chal- lenge the idea that file-sharing will just continue to grow. While we dont think for a second it shows the war against piracy is won, it does at least suggest encouraging news for the music industry. Spotify spokesman Jim Butcher, added: One of the fundamental aims of Spotify was to develop a service that was better than piracy. Weve always maintained that music fans dont want to file-share illegally but they do want to have everything at their fingertips instantly. by georgina littlejohn LeonalinedupatO2 for Jackson tribute A MICHAEL JACkson tribute concert at Londons o2 arena is due to be announced within days, following the stars death last month. singers Leona Lewis, pictured, Usher, ne-Yo and Justin Timberlake have been approached by promoters AEG Live to perform his hits. The one-off gig is due to go-ahead on 29 August, when Jackson would have turned 51. It should also feature clips of Jackson in his heyday, and footage of his rehearsals for the 50-show residency AEG had planned for The o2 this summer. A life- like hologram of Jackson dancing alongside real performers is being considered. Jackson family members may also feature. H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html