I have never downloaded music from the internet, except that which I have paid for. However, a band I follow recently released their new album to some p2p networks seeded with a message from them aimed at potential fans. This album was released to these networks before the 'press copies' even went out! Curious about all this, tonight (with a little help from a friend) I downloaded a certain software and had a rummage through for any Roy Harper tracks that might be available. The result was 16 songs and two complete albums! and that's just on one of these p2p networks. I can't believe it really, maybe the quality is not as great as a CD, but artists must be losing so much to downloads like this. How the hell do they still exist... both the artists and the websites that enable this?