I am so sick of this whole entire issue. These days I just don't listen to anything if it isn't free of copyright or on the radio. There's a good variety of free music out there and I live in a large enough metropolitan area to have a good variety of radio available. My wife occasionally buys music but I haven't bought anything in at least several years. I used to have a decent music collection on LP, and then cassette. Of that music, I probably only upgraded around two dozen of my absolute favorite albums to CD and that was long ago. Am I missing out on anything? Not that I'm aware of, and if I'm not aware of it, then I'm obviously not missing it.
I've taken the same philosophy to my computer. I don't purchase OS or software although I do donate in some cases. When my wife's VAIO laptop gets replaced in a year or two, she'll be going Ubuntu and OpenOffice too.