A link from Brad and a conversation with Dan led to this page about a typical recording industry contract deal. Talk about eye-opening (although a little hard to read, since the right-hand houses border ran over text in my browsers). No wonder the RIAA is scared to death of the Internet and technology. Their fat cat profits are in real danger–what a shame. Let’s all shed a tear for them. I’ve heard that you give more money to a band by going to see their shows instead of buying their CDs, but I never knew it was literal and not exaggeration.