I think a good alternative to stealing music is the Apple iTunes Music Service. Each song is 99 cents, or full albums go for 9.99.
Soon Indy labels will be represented on iTunes.
It's only for Apple right now, but soon it will be available for Windows users.
They use ultra high quality AAC encoding for their songs.
I've bought about 30 songs that way.
If you don't want to spend much, go buy your music off of eBay.
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