The whole thing feels immediately greedy to me--but I suppose if the sort of thing had a chance to evolve freely, it could eventually be an issue. Truth be told, I don't blame them, I wouldn't act differently if I were in their position.
That's not to say I'm innocent either--I only just started actually "buying" my songs today. New album called Dear Science...I had a gift card, so I figured I'd do it legitimately. All I'm saying is that this thing has a chance to get out of hand. I'll wave a flag for order--but at the same time I'd burn it if I would be picked to get caught.
"We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things [but] there are times when we stop. We sit still. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper." ~James Carroll