Great recordings of the 70's and even recordings of the 80's that featured great melody, musicianship and great production, would make people value their vinyl copy of a record, because they sounded better than tapes and people wanted the best quality of the music that time stamped who you were and where you were when that record came out. Only a handfull of todays music can provide that experience, and these records are still selling millions. "bootlegging"and file sharing has NOT affect their sales. If a album had 12 hit songs in one package, then people will want the best reproduction of this as possible. Take a album like rumors or thriller, these albums still outsell most new releases today! Artist need to stop being scared of artistic expression, even if it doesnt add up to a 300k advance (which then becomes a debt the artist end up losing their soul trying to recover). If you make great music, nothing can stop that, and if your great music is on a standard pressed audio CD, then people will buy that!