What I was trying to say that why can't the bands come together, create an association that creates a streaming/download service where they control it all. What would need to happen is popular bands would need to go in head first then use their power to promote other bands on this service along with promoting the serivce as artists for artists. As those new bands expand they would as port of the system use their fame/user base to promte other bands/the service.
For example say In Rainbows by Radiohead. I bought the album and paid $10 for it. I was more then happy to do it as all the money went to them and they didn't call me a thief. Now imagine if they took say 2 unknown bands and included them into their release. Those bands could have gotten some of the $$$$ from the sale and use it to start up their next album and the Radiohead fans would have gotten a serious bonus with a 3 albums for 1 purchase. This doesn't include the bonus of the fans of the unknows bands possibly buying the Radiohead album just to get the albums of the unknown bands.
"Music Artists" need to think out of the box and get the "Im gonna be rich" out of their head. No business makes for long without a proper business plan.