Who's still selling CDs ?
About 10 years ago I used to sell printing supplies to a guy who had a pretty good business pressing (or burning maybe) CD's for bands directly, and he reckoned one of his customers was the most profitable band in the country*
They all had day jobs during the Winter and spent the Summer on the road, playing bluegrass at mostly country pubs and selling their CD's (also T-Shirts) at the door.
Every year a major label would offer them a contract, and every year they would tell the label the contract they were being offered was going to cost them money.
I can't for the life of me remember the name of the band. He did give me a copy of one of their discs, but I gave it away, because I don't like bluegrass.
* Not the US.