Why do you ask?
Here’s a link-packed entry from Ed Driscoll. It might be more of the same news that’s been floating around, but it still underscores how much, and how fast, air is leaking out of this particular ball.
It is said that when cats know they’re going to die, they find a place to hide so they can do it in peace and with a touch of dignity. Too bad the music industry can’t follow that example. Instead, it is flailing, bellowing, charging ahead full steam in full denial that it is bleeding from millions of tiny pinpricks.
It’s the Era of the Long Tail, as Driscoll mentions, and the industry is willfully blind to it.