I would say that the industry is dying a slow death. But hey, compared to the way the securities and banking industries have just been trashed, they look good in comparison. Nevertheless, they are dying. And they are dying because they didn’t want to adapt to change. Instead of figuring out a way to stay involved with the whole business of an artist and how he connects with his/her fans, they stayed with this CD or product idea. With mp3s flying all over the internet, and some artists giving their CDs away FREE, the value of recordings has come down. And that is as it should be. The value now, is in the concert experience, the artist(s) and peripheral media, not to mention products built around the artist’s brand. If the music industry had concerned itself more with their artists, their fans, and what the music was doing for those fans, and not their bottom line, they would been able to work around the devalued recorded object, be it CD or mp3 or whatever is next. So, they blew it. They had their day. And now indie artists and musicians, such as myself, are getting our day. And we can seek out and find our own fans on social networks and in virtual communities. And we can be on Pandora and people can sample our music for free and get to know us. They can read our blogs. So we don’t need radio. And, by the way, newspapers are also dying, in case you haven’t noticed. We don’t them either. Yes, things have changed. And although I am not thrilled with the current economic crisis, I am very happy about my possibilities as a creative artist. It might be possible for the music industry to reinvent itself, but they would have to think way outside the box for that to happen. My feeling is that music and the corporate mentality are mutually exclusive.