Hey there! I am, in fact, a working musician/writer, and a big part of me feels that if people like and use the tunes and stuff, that I should get paid for my work somehow. I’m not fighting the streaming thing (I do it happily myself), and I don’t want to make it political or make anyone feel guilty.
In the end, I am far more likely to be able to write and record more if an exchange of some kind happens. If you don’t purchase online or subscribe to a music service, consider a small donation.