The whole thing sounds a little silly.
It wouldn't be so bad if the record companies etc. would drop their prices. Here in the UK, a full priced album can cost up to £16.99, and I once saw The Wall by Pink Floyd selling for £30. In US$, those are $29.96 and $52.90. Anyone knows that's way too expensive for a CD.
Luckily, DVD's are a good bit cheaper than that, so it isn't all bad