I personally dont download music, I barely have time to listen to the hundreds of cd's I already have - as well as play and learn all the fiddle tunes I'd like to learn..
however I do buy plenty of blank cdrs - mostly for backups for my printing business as graphic files tend to be large. In Canada we have to pay a 20cent levy per blank cd - which according to
Socan is distributed to musicians according to some fancy formula.
What Id like to know is how much if any of this actually gets to the small folk musicians.