Originally Posted by davenotdead
this is something I am interested in... I think many obscure/difficult bands would credit file sharing as helping them... if they don't then they aren't very smart/informed. the people who seek out illegal/difficult music are likely to be fairly involved with music, right? wouldn't you think they spend at least a decent amount of their income toward concerts/vinyl compared to 'regular' people? and even if they don't spend it themselves, they are involved in blogging/talking/promoting it.
I'm not sure I bumped into many bands blogging their entire discography on a blog, if a physical copy is availble for sale, and I read tons of blogs. Sample songs yes, not entire records though. Unless stuff isn't going to be reissued anytime soon. We are talking about bands on very small or inexistent record labels, right?