FYI, the big bad old "music industry" is actually made up of a tiny handful of rich fatcats and an enormous number of passionate amateur musicians in their early 20s who wanted a job that got them closer to their passion in any way possible. Forget about the guys at the top...it's the hordes of young adults with stars in their eyes who suffer most from piracy.
To quote Dire Straits, "money for nothing and your chicks for free."
ALL OF US would love to make loads of cash doing our favorite hobby. Were do WE go for legislation that turns our dreams into viable businesses?
I know one musician who "works" a menial job for 2 HOURS a day. He spends the rest of his time sleeping, drinking, taking drugs, partying, etc. Despite being destitute, he manages to sleep with hot women all the time with virtually zero effort. They come to him. These girls are all 10's. He balks at women most guys would die for. Oh, her ass isn't round enough. Oh, her tits aren't big enough. He lives in quite the fantasyland! He plays roughly one live show a year (some years none!) He puts out a new album every 1.5 - 2 years. He does nothing most of the time and he bangs an endless stream of 10's. It's just plain greed to expect a bunch of money on top of that deal IMHO.
The funniest part is when he goes on his piracy rant where he states that if it weren't for piracy and all the people "stealing from him" he would have a nice car, nice house, and lots of money to spend on even more alcohol and drugs and parties.
Then there are all of the geeky coders who busted their asses in high school, college, and now the workforce to make a decent living. They're up against H1B's and offshoring. They have their noses to the grindstone working 50-60 hours per a week. They've slept with 3 or 4 average looking women their whole life. The "10's" of the world would laugh them out of the room if they made a move. That describes most of the guys I've worked with over the years. Now WHO exactly is getting the raw deal???
This is why you will never see much sympathy for musicians here at Slashdot.