The illegal downloading of music issue has been studied during the last decade due to the negative impact that it has had into the music industry. However most of these studies have focused on analyzing the consequences of this act in legal and economic terms. This study focuses on analyzing the cultural, social, psychological and ethical factors influencing UK students´ music consumption of nowadays. Overall, the findings suggested that although technological advances have brought great benefits to both consumers and companies, it has also brought bad habits of consumption, contributing in the transformation of music from a cultural good to an object of consumption. This work analyze the current consumer behavior about music, the extent to which the internet affects individual's ethical and moral values within the consumption of music and finally the effects this issue has brought to the production of culture.