wheel - 1:29 am on Nov 26, 2011 (gmt 0)
Who cares if the music publishers conspired together to ensure that they got 70 cents out of every dollar screwing over the people who actually made the music?
The people that made the music have the choice. The choices may not be ones they like, but they are choices nonetheless.
And with the advent of the internet, there's every opportunity for musicians to work outside the system.
It's no different than any other industry, the middlemen make money. In publishing, it's not the bookstores or the authors, it's the publishers making money. So self publish.