Well, dear music industry: You are alienating your customers. I have bought > 800 CDs, a couple of 100 LPs (back in the old days) and a handfull of singles.
Music is part of my life (both listening and making) and I fully understand the need for artists to make a living. However, YOU, the music industry, are not helping. I would gladly buy music over the internet (ITunes music store), but you haven’t been able to make that available to me.
I have ripped most of my music because I have a file server at home that stores my music and an IPod on the go. When I buy a CD, I rip it directly and then store it. A copy protected CD? Either I am able to copy it anyway, or I use EMule to get me a ripped version.
I will continue to listen to new music, using the internet. I will continue to support artists “that get it” (like the ones on that are not evil (MagnaTune). But I will not buy any more CD’s that are brought out by “the music industry”.
And I will convince my friends to do the same.