Crypto Currency, Fintech, Blockchain and Heavy Metal
Nearly every artist medium from painters, sculptors to actors, have a chance to make real money as their popularity rises. Music- specifically Metal is more or less free/or orders of magnitude less expensive. It is important to note here that regardless of the delivery method of music it will always be pirated by 10 to 20% of the listeners.
But lets get real here folks. Can you even imagine a service that at 99 cents for the first 3 months allowed unlimited access to Rembrandts, Van Gogh's, Monets, Pollacks, Warhalls, etc.
This phenomenon is DEAD. The only way to make real money in music is to get to the top of the heap and there is not much room up there.
Several innovators in the Crypto-currency (Bitcoin, etc.) Are looking at ways to restore album sales and use new technologies like the "BlockChain." You don't need to understand this, all you need to know is that the untenable position of musicians has been recognized and some of the brightest minds in business are working to resolve it.