I don't wish for a future where you don't own what you buy, and can't offer it to your sons and your grandsons.
Because it's the property of the Record Labels, rented to you through their e-music store partners.
The future of the Record labels is to shift progressively to the all-digital era and to drop physical supports, as the widespread of vinyls, cassettes has ceased a while ago, this will happen to CDs someday and other similar supports.
It's going to happen sooner or later and we can't avoid it. It's more than a trend, it's planned.
I don't think Record labels are attractive anymore for artists, to be produced and marketed.
Sadly, I think that they missed to make the move and to follow the wishes and the habits of the Internet community.
Taken over by websites like Kickstarter, social networks and alternate online stores,
Artists can raise necessary funds to produce, promote and distribute/sale their music.
But then, if you don't have a community manager, an accountant and a lawyer. You have to do it yourself.
That's like having in one hand a bought furniture shipped at home and assembled, and having on the other hand a DIY furniture from IKEA,
It's cheaper, yet it requires working time to set it up, but at least, you gain some more financial and mind freedom.To make it shorter:"You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe.
You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." Morpheus from Matrix