I found a link to a pair of articles by a singer/songwriter named Janis Ian. These are very well-written, and while already almost two years old, the login within holds up well. Basically, Janis takes the position that downloading music online creates EXPOSURE for artists, which leads to more CD sales. She also pretty much blames the state of the industry on the RIAA itself.THE INTERNET DEBACLE – AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW
FALLOUT – a follow up to The Internet Debacle I still feel that the RIAA and MPAA continue to set themselves up for massive destruction as they continue to accuse all their customers of being crooks, cheats, and theives.