The absolute #1 thing you can do to support musicians & writers is to join their direct-support sites like PATREON. Click over and watch the video — pledge to buy an artist one cuppa tea a month and in exchange you get to be part of a special club of Patrons, who get early and exclusive access plus special fun surprises in the mail, like postcards from tour, or maybe even a private house concert.
I used to make my income from creating/recording and performing and selling albums. Guess what? Only 1% of people buy albums anymore. Most who buy them don’t even open them. This discourages artists from making art unless they’re independently wealth ... which I am not. Direct artist support ensures that the world will still hear music and stories from people who don’t have trust funds.