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ps3-sales! said:

Honestly. Why do you buy music when you can download all the music you could ever listen to in your life, for free. I've never understood this. You say it's morally wrong. Well, if I have to be morally wrong and have money for food and other essentials then that's fine. You say it doesn't support the artists. You mean the artists that already have millions??? It's one thing to support an indie artist getting up on their feet, but if you want to listen to say, Lada Gaga. Why buy it? She has plenty of money, and most citizens do not. 

What are your thoughts on downloading music for free. Do you think it's wrong? If so, do you do it anyway?

My main thought: I download all my music for free with some exceptions. If I really respect a certain artist I will hand them my money. Some recent examples are the Journey and Unfinished Swan Soundtracks that I purchased through Itunes. Amazing stuff.

I am probably part of the last generation that actually buys music physically. I do so for a two reasons:

1. There is something really pleasant about owning a CD or Vinyl physically. You have the cover art, you have the box on your shelf and you won't lose it in the event of your laptop being broken or your I-device being stolen. There (may have been - disclaimer) occasions when I dl'd something naughtily but liked it so much I wanted to own the physical item and support the artist, went out and bought the thing. In short some of us like to collect physical things rather than data.

2. There is a lot of music out there that you cannot find downloadable for free - believe me I've tried.

Too much planning, and you'll never get anything done.

Karl Pilkington.