“What is called the music business today, however, is not the business of producing music. At some point it became the business of selling CDs in plastic cases, and that business will soon be over. But that’s not bad news for music, and it’s certainly not bad news for musicians. Indeed, with all the ways to reach an audience, there have never been more opportunities for artists.”
From David Byrne’s survival strategy for emerging artists – an incredibly detailed look at past present and possible future models for the music industry and recording artists which includes complimentary audio interviews.