When attacking the music business, one need not even break a sweat. After all, how hard is it to land a punch or a thousand upon a bloated carcass that can no longer move? In the not-so-distant future -- maybe a decade from now, or a year from now, or the day before yesterday -- the music business as we know it will cease to exist. The days of record companies signing bands, releasing their records, recouping their meager advances and breaking promises will have passed. The concept will be as foreign to future generations as porn is to priests. CDs and, yes, even MP3s will have gone the way of the reel-to-reel and the eight-track. Napster will be a nickname given to... More >>>
"I do feel like we're at the end of something," says VH1 vice president Bill Flanagan of the music business.