This is a fascinating little editorial about how consumers are to blame for the way record companies and RIAA are treating us. Apparently, since iTunes is such a roaring success and is making the record companies so much money, they don’t really have the incentive to completely rethink their distribution models.
We’ve seen that some steps were taken, and companies have been trying out some new stuff. But on the whole, the record companies haven’t exactly been insanely successful at updating their styles. They still rely heavily on CD sales (which are declining faster than the resale value on your car) and we all know that’s not working out so well.
He does make a couple of good points about DRM music, so check it out.