yes. a great many artists who do not use sampling in the creation of their music feel very comfortable with file sharing. the "dead" have always allowed free taping of their music, and have encouraged the sharing of their music. and yet, somehow, their CDs still sell today. the same can be said for many newer bands such as phish and widespread panic. the bottom line is that the recording industry is running on an obsolete operating system, and, rather than upgrading, they are attacking all of those who are creating and using the better systems. its time for the recording industry to change with the times, and develop a more artist friendly, and consumer friendly system of business.