Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails likes Torrents better than services like iTunes because of the better download speeds.
If you’re the right age (or have torrented for long enough) you might remember Oink’s Pink Palace. Oink’s Pink Palace, or OiNK, was a very prominent BitTorrent tracker which operated from 2004 to 2007. The site was shut down in October of 07 by British and Dutch police agencies.
OiNK’s user base was invite only, and had about 180,000 members and 200,000 torrent files by the time it closed. Among the userbase was Trent Reznor, the founder of Nine Inch Nails.
Reznor said at one point "I'll admit I had an account there and frequented it quite often. At the end of the day, what made Oink a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store. Pretty much anything you could ever imagine, it was there, and it was there in the format you wanted. If Oink cost anything, I would certainly have paid, but there isn't the equivalent of that in the retail space right now."
Reznor also said the site was justified because the members weren’t stealing music to make money from it, but because they love music. Reznor also criticized services like iTunes for having low bit rate and DRM.