Originally Posted by Lunar Satellite Brian
Couldn't disagree more, with music being free it allows the average person to enjoy a much broader range of music; which will make it more likely for that person to find music they enjoy and become passionate about, and people will always pay artists that they are passionate about.
You had me up until this point. Romantic notion, but not at all practical. Who the hell is gonna start paying for something that they think they're entitled to for free?
It's that mindset that is the crux of the issue with this particular point. The very line of thought that someone else's efforts should be free purely because it's "art" is what stems the problem to begin with.