Music copyright laws give protection to all the creators associated with a music composition from duplication and dissemination of their work by others without their permission. Each and every aspect of the music piece is protected by a separate copyright. For instance the vocal recording, the instrumentation recordings, the lyrics and the composition are all copyrighted.
The aim of music copyright is to prevent a fall in sales of the CDs of the music piece. This will not only affect adversely the sales revenue but will also cause loss of commission and royalty to the different creative persons responsible for creation of the authentic music piece such as lyricists, vocalists etc.
You will face huge fine and jail time if you violate music copyright-laws irrespective of whether you are a first time lawbreaker or not. Although making copies of a CD for your personal use is alright, uploading it on the internet in your website and permitting everybody to download it will be a violation of music copyright. If you download music from such sites you will also be violating the law even if you have paid fees for doing so.
So next time you want to hear some great music just walk to the local music Shoppe and buy your favorite CD.