Geez!!! I didn't mean to rile up the anonymous guest (too angry to share his/her name I guess). I'm not looking to steal his/her income. I'm just trying to find a couple songs.
However, If record companies didn't price their product so high that their profit margins were astronomical, and I had access to every CD ever pressed, and was familiar with every artist who recorded every song and knew before I bought the product what it sounded like, maybe I'd agree with him/her.
Also, some songs I have heard from free sources have allowed me to pursue the artist (if they are still living. some of the stuff I'm looking for is very old) at paying concerts and throught the purchase of their CDs.
By the way. I wonder how ' the anonymous guest' feels about all the Postal workers who will be laid off because of the internet/email revolution, or the photo retouchers who are starving now because of Photoshop, or the authors like Stephen King who can't feed their families because of Public Libraries.