As I have often stated, I´d pay a steady $10-20 each month for (a limited number of tracks of) real music that I could own, if only someone would offer it to me. However, in the meantime, I buy albums I wouldn´t buy the whole of via the Russians. This means a) I´m paying legally for them and b) I spend far more than I would on iTunes or equivalent.

New research suggests that "pirates" are ten times more likely to buy music, corroborating a 2006 study.

As Mr EMI says: there´s more music being consumed today but lower revenues for the labels than there used to be. Clearly we´re all stealing