Of course that this advise was not listened to and it took Steve Jobs to actually make it happen.
Here is an album that I just bought on iTunes:
Because it was easy, fast and fair.
I actually have that Rodrigo y Gabriela album ('somewhere'), but since this record (and amazing music) is about 80% more expensive than the coffee I'm currently drinking (not bad for a 6 year old album) and I want to listen to those songs now, I bought it (something the music industry thought that would never happen since I am able to get that album for free on the internet).
I leave you with a thought from Tim O'Reilly in 2002 "Obscurity is a far greater threat to authors and creative artists than piracy." , and these guys agree with Tim: