1.2 million downloads in two days.
.33 didnt pay anything.
Let's say everyone else paid one dollar.
They made approximately $792,000 in two days.
That's a lot of money.
Let's say they make 1 dollar of an actual cd sale.
Let's say they sale 500 thousand records in a month.
They make 500000 dollars.
792,000 in two days>500,000 in a month.
Cool, but that is from a band with a HUGE following. Imagine much smaller bands releasing their music in the same way. 10,000 copies by your logic would earn them 7,500, which might barely cover studio costs. Factor in the fact that no promotion other than what the band can produce will be done, and it is not looking good for small bands.