Also, how many digital downloads were done to restore a lost or broken CD. I can't tell you how many times I have purchased the same "The Doors" CD only to have it stolen from my car or what not. After a while I gave up and downloaded it. After buying it like 10 times over (at least), I feel I am entitled to download it.
A large portion of the stuff I download, I download because I want that 1 song and you can't just purchase that 1 song. Why ? Well, because they are a 1 hit wonder and you can't just buy the single of it. The record companies know that people wouldn't buy the entire album if they didn't have to. iTunes also makes it "Album only". So, guess what ... download it is.
Now, there has been a crap ton of stuff I have purchased *after* I downloaded it. Downloaded it, listened to it .. liked it, so I went out and purchased the remaining albums. Did I honestly buy that same album I downloaded ? Well, no ... however, I did purchase a few more albums and they got more money from me then they would have otherwise.
The record industry needs to realize that it needs to embrace new technology and advertising means. Issuing a DMCA against a Youtube video to take down a video that some kid put together using some semi popular song only pisses off customers. I have found a lot of music I like this way and if the industry doesn't want my money, then fine I will go back to downloading.
The more difficult they make it for me to legally obtain and keep music the greater the chance I will download it. Face it, I am lazy and I don't like to leave the house. I *HATE* going to music stores, I don't like the environment or sales people. By making it easier for me to get it online that only means more sales. I am not going to go to a brick and mortar store to get it, it just won't happen. They are way too over priced anyway. Why the hell do we even need these stores anymore ?!