How can their be any other conclusion...? The label's "agents" buy air-time for songs. We consumers are suppourting crime by buying so-called legitimate releases. Is there really any such a thing anymore, in so much as the "big 5" are concerned? A purchase of big 5 music suppourts this criminal conspiracy to control the air waves and the flow of money. Is this really any different than, say, Dr. Evil manipulating the stock market? If the government can't or won't clean up the music business, should we consumers take action? I say maybe? Since the public's airwaves are involved, it would seem that they should be charged with eliminating the corruption. Orin Hatch, of all people, is apparently intrested in the whole mess. Who knows, but there is that little thing called campaign contributions. We can't necessarily depend on the governent. If the music industry doesn't get cleaned up by govenment action, I think consumers should go into full revolt. Arguably, many already are in revolt since they've quit buying music or mostly download it. Boycotting new, big 5 music wouldn't be all that hard, even for me a total mus-a-holic. One could buy used records and CD's to their heart's content. Ultimately, a boycott might be the consumer's only leverage against the offenders? I say it's time for the music biz to face the music. High CD prices suppourt "artistic terrorism" and a criminal conspiracy to control the airwaves. When we buy from them we feed the fire so to speak.