Yup Jay, I’ve always thought it would be a great feature for a Jamendo ‘radio’ player to have a wee little button that effectively says “Hey man, I like this track. This artist is good. Put me down for a Euro for each new recording they produce from this point forth.”
The music may be freely copied, but those who like it are happy to pay for it (100% direct to the artist). Similarly, if the artist likes the promoter, they commission the promoter, say 5% (because they want to – not because they’ll get sued otherwise).