The New Record Album

Ten years after the music industry went on the ultimate Atkins Diet it has lost about half of its girth -- if you adjust sales for inflation since 1999.

And as The New York Times Op-Ed page contributor Charles M. Blow observed recently, "At that rate the industry could be decimated before Madonna's 60th birthday".

Tell that to Live Nation who signed Madonna to a lucrative ten-year contract.

But this isn't about Madonna but may be news to the general public -- not to the industry.

The music industry died from self-inflicted wounds a long time ago.

Failing to take Napster out when it reared its pirate's&hellip