Its a well known fact that the artists make very little money from cd sales. Its just the big recording empires and agents that make the money. Most artists rake in the money from tours and merchandise sales!. They will even tell you that themselves!!
George Michael is releasing his next single for free on the internet, and I believe at some point in the future all music will be available for free. Lets face it! they ain't never going to stop P2P sharing, its here forever.
Most artists in the future will pump out a video and rely on their touring and merchandise to make the money, in effect cancelling out the big boys like Sony, EMI etc. Its funny how its the recording labels that are making all the noise about this P2P business cause they are the ones who will lose money. They are just flogging a dead horse! The recording industry, as we know it, will go under at some point.
We're the punters, and ultimately its the punters who decide!!
Do others agree? or disagree?