...piracy is hard. Ripping CDs is hard. Digging through torrents is difficult. It doesn’t make any sense for anyone over the age of, say, 22, to be digging through The Pirate Bay to find an REM discography. Sure it’s easy to find if you know where to look, but why not just type “REM” into a music service and spend the rest of the day rocking out?
Exactly how I feel. Create an easy to use service with a reasonable monthly fee and a lot of people will choose the service over piracy.