Basically the truth is nowdays a lot of the music they try to sell is crap and people won’t buy what they don’t want. And this recent article from actually surveying real people which is on australianit.news.com.au says it all about there lies and manipulation of statistics, here’s a snippet: ““People prefer to buy CDs AUGUST 09, 2005 MORE than two-thirds of music lovers prefer to own original CDs, despite the availability of pirated copies online, a survey shows. A University of Western Sydney study, one of the first on people’s online music habits, involved 100 baby boomers and 100 people aged between 29 and 14, known as Generation Y. While 38 per cent of respondents admitted to illegally downloading music, most said they bought music through traditional means. “Sixty-eight per cent of both generations surveyed continue to buy albums through traditional retailers because they prefer the original copy, like being able to look at other CDs while shopping, or like being able to listen to new CDs,” researcher Geoffrey Lee says.”” That tends to contradict the constant rubbish they peddle to get politicians in order to bring in new laws for them to increase their profits, instead of admitting they are selling crap a lot of people do not want to buy. and this statement contradicts their B/S: “”“The main reasons for downloading included: being able to listen to the song on their PC, being able to burn songs to a CD because it’s cheaper than the original CD and being able to sample the song before purchasing,” Lee says."" And how many sales are lost to picacy, this is what the university survey found: ““Illegal downloading of music in Australia is estimated to reduce sales by 10 per cent.”” So they make crap people don’t want to buy, they sue people for actually sampling their music before buying (or not buying because they realise it is crap) and then claim they are losing HUGE amaounts of revenue due to piracy (yet the survey says 10%) according to the record companies own research, which doesn’t match real world independant research. What can I say but give the customers decent music that they want to buy and adapt to change or perish. After all if the record companies go down the tube/go bust, we can in this day and age just buy the product from the net/artist for a lot less cost. And then they hurt thier sales morebecause of those people who legally purchased thier music and have to downlod to use how they want because of the copy protection crap, but then risk being sued. It’s a pity the almighty dollar comes first and last in thier eyes, rather than putting the customer’s needs first, which will be thier downfall.