Originally Posted by Maideneer
All true, and with all that being said, which situation do you think an artist would like to see? Are you saying someone who pirates an album is on the same level as someone trekking out to the store to buy a used copy of an album?
My gut says the artist would rather see the store patron, but in this screwed up world who knows. Any whatever, maybe we disagree, but thanks at least for keeping it civil. That doesn't happen much anymore.
From my perspective, store patron, no question. At least that one sees the value in music by paying for it, even if the money isn't doing the artist the most good. The purchase it still doing the record store good, which can then survive and sell the artist's new music to people willing to pay for it.