Making money out of recorded music is a passing fad, a mere hundred year or so blip in the history of music.
The first historical evidence of music is from ancient Mesopotamia, around 4000 BC, though there is no reason to doubt that it dates back many thousands of years before then. People performed and enjoyed live music: there was no other choice until the late 1800s. Recorded music was simply unimaginable.
The rise of recorded music was based on technology being able to create and play records which was not easily copied. Recorded music also fed the demand of radio producers and listeners. A great deal of money was to be made manufacturing recorded music. The "music industry" was born.
Now recorded music is easily copied. It is just digital data to be transferred, copied, and processed. We are in the "copy and paste" generation.
The music industry will hold on as long as possible, pushing intellectual property law as far as it will go. This position is unsustainable.
The music industry will also scream dire warnings for the future of music - bizarrely, as music thrived for thousands of years with no notion of recorded music.
But the idea that anyone made money out of recorded music will be as strange to our children as would have done to our pre-Victorian ancestors.
There will still be money to be made for the writers and live performers of music, as there always has been, but the relatively brief moment of the "music industry" has now come and gone.