... We used to make a lot of money. Now we're not and don't know how to deal with things. It's XXX's fault.
Industries that became technologically obsolete have been making this same argument for years..
Here's the comment I left on the article:
Record companies have exploited a technological and legal window to make insane amounts of money from other people's creativity. Consumers and the majority of artists suffered because of this.
A few big artists (the U2's of the world) got to live like kings, but the majority of artists ended up being slaves to media conglomerates.
The technological window is closing rapidly. Recording, distribution and marketing once required resources that could only be supplied by big companies. In those times record companies contributed something.
Those barriers no longer exist, but the old music industry refuse to accept that they have no more use. They're trying to hold on to their old monopoly by lobbying for ridiculously draconian copyright laws e.g. the RIAA's $75 trillion lawsuit against Limewire.
Like many industries before them (e.g. sawyers after the invention of the saw mill) they'll be kept alive by government action, but ultimately they'll go extinct like the dinosaurs they are.