I just read in Raw Story that music sales rose 0.3 percent to $16.5 billion in 2012, the first rise in the industry since 1999.
That's good news, considering the enormous struggle the music industry has had with online piracy. It's also a boon to independents like myself, who rely on music sales to make a living.
Now, I don't like to get all preachy about buying music legally, but I will say that when you buy your music legally, you are making a difference for the better. You are enabling an artist to continue making their art. And it feels good!
For those of you who buy my music legally, thank you!