Is the Digital Music Revolution a Return to the 1930s: "In many respects, thecurrent state of music resembles the 1930s and 1940s… returning to EPs and singles, fewer LPs, and a growth in live entertainment. If so, we may be poised for a rebirth of creativity. Much like the early radio stations using music to sell soap, blogs use Mp3s to sell advertisement."
It is nice to see someone take a more holistic view of the role of the Internet in an industry. When most writers simply describe the Internet as a force of creative destruction, this article provides a least one example of where there are more useful ways of looking at the situation. So next time you are faced with a seemingly helpless case of creative destruction, look a little further back into the industries past and see if you can't find a more constructive way through.