If someone's looking to make money as a musician, they're barking up the wrong tree when it comes to copyright. Only a very small percentage of artists signed to a record label ever make money off of album sales. The only realistic revenue streams for the vast majority of working musicians are tickets to live gigs, merchandise, and commissions (e.g. soundtracks). On the business side, from the perspective of the artist, recordings of music are really only effective for purposes of building a fanbase. Somewhere along the line, record company hype managed to convince musicians that they should look at recordings as a revenue stream instead of a promotional expense, which is completely delusional. Copyright as we understand it is a dinosaur that doesn't know it's dead yet. It doesn't serve the needs of the artists. Artists should give music away for free in hopes of building a fanbase who will come see them when they come to town and buy a few t-shirts. Businesses can make money like eMusic makes money - charging not for content but for convenience and organization.