I think the RIAA and music companies remain clueless years after Napster has come and gone. This post by Om has my full support. Hence the badge.
When CDs were invented, the price of music was supposed to drop substantially. That never happened. Why? Because the record companies got very greedy. They need to restructure (read: reduce) their pricing model to continue to expand their sales. I guess that is too hard for them to understand.
They probably have a few more years, but they should acquaint themselves with their buddies the dinosaurs.