I've been thinking alot about the music industry and researching about how much money the bands we all love actually make, and its made me think twice about how much music I actually download, as though the big names seem to be doing fine, for smaller bands its extremely difficult. I dont feel anythong wrong with downlaoding some john coltrane or beethoven, cause neither is around to enjoy their royalties. I was wondering what UGers philospohies on this are. Currently I for more underground stuff (psyopus,dropdead) buy my albums, but I'm currently only buying from the poorest of bands cause I myself am poor.Thoughts, philosophies ?
regardless of whether you download music from a small band, they will still make almost no money from their album sales.