Perhaps the music industry is starting to wise up when it comes to the virtues of the Internet. Read about it on MSNBC.com
Or perhaps not. These are the same people who have kept CD prices artificially high for years and battled technological advances like Digital Audio Tape every step of the way.
The fact of the matter is that record companies are irrelevant to the production and distribution of music. An artist with a digital studio has no need of Sony.
That is a tough cookie for the recording industry to swallow. But ignoring reality will not work.