Re: What a load of crap posted here
>>So the choice is letting them give it away and not getting paid, or opting out, and not getting paid.
>>Either way sucks.
So you acknowledge that iTunes is profitable for musicians--that is, if they opt out, they're "not getting paid."
In that case, I don't see the problem. Apple is offering musicians a valuable service. They might not like some aspects of it but who cares? It sounds like it must still be mutually beneficial.