MP3 Downloads are one of the most popular activities on the internet to date. Since the dawn of the internet, it's been used for MP3 Downloads. Although, the method in which MP3's are downloaded has evolved a lot. When I was a child (back in AOL dialup days) we had Limewire, Kazaa and BearShare for our MP3 Downloads. This was before website monetization was as accessible as it is today. There really were no opportunities for MP3 sharing to benefit the sharer besides through viruses and malware. Back in the late 90's and early 2000's it was a 60/40 chance your computer would get infested with aids via MP3 Downloads.