My sympathy is also with the artists, however I cannot say the same for the record labels/companies. I also agree with the statement regarding all music being free. I dont think it should be for the simple reason that the artists need a form of income, otherwise why bother making music? I realise that record labels/companies get a fair amount of profit from a high selling album and I believe that they should lower their pay and transfer the money over to the artist. Maybe in an ideal world..... However, I buy what I enjoy, and fortunatly Im enjoying more and more quality music.