And we all want those fat record companies to get rich don't we Pri, well actually I don't, I would rather more of the money went to the artist than some recording industry shylock.
Another issue that Pri hasn't mentioned is the way record companies steal from consumers by forever barraging politicians to increase the term of copyright, thus works which would normally fall into the public domain are hijacked by fat lazy recording industry execs and their accountants and cash demanded, thieves by any other name.
Its your opinion that no one needs to download a sample but lets be honest all of the suggested methods you claim for accessing a sample are of recent vintage and are there because p2p forced them to compete and provide something they had previously refused to.
Many artists have in the past benefitted from my support and even the recording industry scum have gleaned many thousands of my pounds, I pay for what I like and currently I,m not listening to their output because I will not purchase them out of conscience, why put money in the hands of desperado's and fraudsters.
On the point of your apps being stolen when you provide a free version with ads then you have my sympathy, that is really a low trick when you have done your best to be inclusive of all pockets.