*EDIT* The link I originally posted to the cnn.com news item no longer works – just be aware that the record industry wants (wanted) to impose a very high royalty rate on Internet radio broadcasters that greatly exceeded their income – effectively silencing them. *EDIT*
I have thousands of LPs and CDs to fall back on but I would think record companies should view the Internet as an easy way to expose their artists to a wider audience and therefore increase sales. I’m old school in that I do not consider a downloaded song which only exists in a digital memory storage device to actually be something I possess or own. At best I’ve rented it for a short while (or until I burn a CD). On the other hand I believe my LPs, CDs and even tapes are mine forever.