So, a question for those who might own record stores and the like. When the store sells a new CD to someone, how does the actual artist get his share of the profit (I realize its not much, but still)? Is it a matter that when the store owner buys the CD from the distributor, the profits are split up then, or it is at the point of sale when the kid buys the CD? The reason I ask is because I'm then curious about used CD's. Does a recording artist get any profit when used CD's are sold? If that person doesn't, then are you really supporting the artist by buying used CD's? And if you're not, and the record company doesn't make money on the sale of used CD's, why haven't they come out against the sale of used product like they have internet downloading?