I didn't read the article, just the Slashdot headline. I don't know who this woman is, whether she's good or bad or has any talent. That said, I'll launch into my rant. The days of selling millions of albums/CDs, or even downloads are long gone. The vertically integrated unholy alliance between the record comapnies and radio stations is imploding too-- It just too easy for people to find whatever they want for free. The one thing though that the internet can't do is physically put you in the audience at a live performance. Artists will have to make their livings the old-fashioned way, performing real songs, really singing, playing real intruments, in front of real people. If you're good, then you will always be able to earn a living that way; royalties from recordings won't disappear entirely (nor should they) but they won't be the main source of income. On the other hand, if you're some no-talent Autotuned gimmick like Lady GagMe then I hope you die and burn in hell for all eternity. I'm sympathetic to the artists who're really good, and I'm sorry the old paradigm has collapsed, but it was inevitable. Now go out there and succeed or fail based on your talent and merit.