It really has become a case of “if you can’t beat them then meh, whatever.” For so long artists and bands were fighting and complaining about their work being available for free online via illegal downloading. Well, a quick search on YouTube would seem to indicate that many musicians have just given up on the fight. This is because since the 2010 lifting of the 15-minute clip limit full concert footage has started popping up on the site.
This may be an indication of a return to music being produced for the love of it rather than the money. You know, that may not be a bad thing after all.