Frankly, you’re coming off as a bit of an asshole.
Alex never forces anybody to buy his songs. In fact, he puts all his music up in full on his blog and sometimes even on his YouTube and says “Hey, you know what? You can listen to all my music for free. As many times as you want. Whenever you want. You don’t have to buy it to listen to the full song.” A lot of artists won’t do that.
Getting to #4 in the charts was fucking awesome. Yes, Alex is getting money for all of this. So what? I bought a couple of remixes and paid a couple bucks. I really enjoy the song, and I loved watching Alex climb the charts, and when he got to number #4 I felt it was a huge victory. It made me happy. And after all that, Alex gets a bunch of money? GREAT. GOOD FOR HIM. I’M GLAD.
I don’t think you’re jealous. But I also don’t think you should care this much. Yes, Alex is using his YouTube fame to climb the charts. Big deal. The bottom line is, none of us have to buy the song if we don’t want to. And a lot of us want to.