I have said it on here before, but I can’t say it enough: If you value the work that artists in any field do, you should support them by buying their work, attending their events, etc. In the music world, listening to internet radio or using streaming services are not a substitute for buying an artist’s record. That’s not to say that at some point they might not be viable financial models, but right now they are a joke. Read the above article about Pandora’s latest attempt to screw artists. If we want to have a viable culture in this country, one that doesn’t just reflect the lowest common denominator, than we need to make sure that the artists we value can earn a living.