The RIAA could kill music. Left to themselves, they will kill music. All their purported efforts to protect music and artists is a load of junk.
The latest effort is the per-stream fee being imposed on webcasters. This will bascially kill off most, if not all music streaming on the internet.
Yup, RIAA – that should really drive up sales – not!
An excellent overivew and review of economics and potential impact can be found here.
UPDATE: It is RIAA boycott month. Show your support – buy no music from any RIAA affiliated label. Gizmodo’s leading the way. I’m signed up – no new music in March.