So the "content" industry is crapping its pants, so afraid they can't make any money off their old content?
Here's an idea that y'all don't seem to have thought of.
Make some new content that will actually sell.
Today's music mostly sucks. Yeah, I know, Sturgeon's Law and we're mostly comparing the best of the past to everything made today. But can anyone look me in the eye and say that even one band active today will be relevant in 40 years? Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm eighty four?
Stop resting on your laurels. Tell those Autotuned bottle blondes and soundalike boy bands and rap crap clap trap to grow some talent or STFU. Make some new content that's worth buying, and guess what? You get a brand spanking new copyright and you'll still be making money off of it long after I'm dead.