In the article, according to EFF's
In fact, argues Schultz, DRM drives some would-be paying customers to the music black market, because, to date, it's the only place where you can obtain music downloads that you can use without constraints.A myth that is often used to justify the use of DRM is that the artists being ripped off by these file-sharers. According to this article:
Recording artists won't necessarily suffer in a no-DRM world. These are the struggling musicians who supposedly would be playing their guitars for tips in the subway, in the doomsday scenario, if music were distributed DRM-free. For them, however, the move to a DRM-free world is either good news or irrelevant. It may mean fewer sales for the top moneymakers, but the majority of recordings—85 percent according to the RIAA—don't generate enough revenue to cover their costs.According to Todd Rundgren, a recording artist
is that artists don't see money from their recordings; we capitalize on music we have recorded by going out and performing live. It is actually more worthwhile to give your music away—and make it up in terms of ticket sales.The recent appearance of sites like http://www.gbox.com selling DRM-free music is a welcoming sign.
If it takes me a year to sell a million records and I made $1 million in royalties from that, I'd make that much in a week or so if I toured