Re: Buying music
I'm totally on board with the argument that an artist or band should always be justly compensated for the time, effort and expense they've put into making a recording that gives the end user aural and physical pleasure. Physical? Yeah just look a tthe millions of runners, walkers and other fitness enthusiasts who listen to their iPods when exercising. Music helps them to become healthier human beings. Why shouldn't the hard working composers get compensated for that?
This argument is at least 40+ years old now. I just saw an old ad in a music magazine from the 1970s urging record album customers to not break the law but taping lps to blank cassettes to share. I think it all boils down to our current society where people demand instant gratification in every aspect of their lives. Also the demise of the album format of buying music. Though it's back on the rise again, slowly.