basically if you could tell me your opinion on whether or not your the internet has helped you sell cds and let people who might not of heard of you otherwise have access to your music.
It's undoubtedly helped in spreading the word of mouth, which is usually how underground forms of music get any reputation (be it good or bad).
It does help counter the fact that there are far less avenues (independent radio and magazines) for people to hear/read about such things. Forums and newsgroups are of more use for this than established review sites imo, but I may be wrong. I'm sure that the end result is album sales.
But, the downside of the net is that people are much more likely to download and exchange an album for free than search out and buy a copy, if nothing else but because it's so easy. This has a substantial impact when it's how you both try and make a living and finance another release, so yes, it's helped get the word out and sell albums, but it's also resulted in a significant loss of sales.
thank you very much for your input. You gave points that the other people didn't so its more than helpful.