It’s difficult to know if folks in the music business don’t know how much music is available online or if they know and are in denial.
By the time you have been to the download blogs, all the blogs that offer free downloads for promo purposes, all the music you can stream on blogs and on YouTube, rippin mp3s off videos all over the net, free streaming options, you can have a very rich life without dropping a dime on music.
Being a small independent label, that certainly makes for a more difficult environment to sell music in, but reality must be recognized as it is.
I predict that in just a couple of years recorded music will be viewed as a listener’s desire to support a musician, band, act or label.
It’s not necessary to buy music, even if you are an enthusiastic listener.