READ THIS ARTICLE; just a glimpse into how screwed up the music business has always been. The bright side is that this whole affair could possibly spell disaster for the record companies in the near future. It's astonishing that for almost half a lifetime they've been making tons of money off the artists' (or even 'employees', as they are known to those big shots) creativity and hard work. Now the time has come for the artists to take back what is rightfully theirs. Many of the article's comments provide some interesting and important insight into workings of the recording industry.