I just made a new cd. I put quite a bit of money into quality of recording, mastering and artwork for the project. It's a project I've wanted to do for many years, and I'm happy to have completed it. I paid royalties to publishing companies of long gone dead musicians because I was legally obligated to do so. I know I'll make make the money back eventually, but I also know it'll take much more time than ever before. CD Sales pretty much suck a little worse every day. It must be getting pretty discouraging for some artists to continue investing in more recording projects or thinking that their recording profits might actually somehow substantially add to their livelihood. Times have changed.