I use filesharing programs and have downloaded quite a few songs, but if I like the music enough I buy the album. Even if the artist gets barely any money from the album, the record company will keep them on since the records sell.
I hate giving money to those assholes, but if it keeps musicians that I like making music . . .
Although about 1/3 of the CD's I bought were from independent labels, so that's fine with me.
"There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life."