the majority of the artists i listen to ENCOURAGE taping & free distribution of their live shows. they don't waste their time on as much studio work cuz they know that touring is where the money's at.
so yeah, i get my music relatively for free, legally. it's just the occasional cost of a ticket i might have to pay, but even then i come up with ways of getting that for free too.
PS...i'm a ninja, not a pirate!