If we wanted record industry not to rib off our money on bad Merchandizing. Then we should buy their records. Because what happen in the industry is our fault. Because we are not buy as much as we use to.
And the industry is loose a lot of profits these years, because the lack of sale of records. So in the end the only thing they can afford to release is those annoying Compilation records and other bad merchandizing.
Why do you thing the Record company are merger!. So they can became those gigantic money machine. Company are only merger because of economic reason.
If we wanted good quality music in the futures and not just a bunch of "discount music" crap, then we had to pay for it. Good quality doesn't come for free.