If you can't beat them join them.
While the battle on pirated CDs and copyright issues from illegal download continues to stir major record companies big time, this rapid development can just be the budding artists' answer to their prayers.
All there is to have and do is a little creativity, online marketing ideas, and the willingness to give up a few from your personal original songs catalogs.
Oh it's also important to ensure that your songs are of good quality - meaning professionally produced.
You know what I'm talking about.