The sales numbers that matter most were down but the data being reported doesn't include revenue from subscription or satellite and Web radio, areas that are seeing big growth.
Eliot Van Buskirk, who authored the well-known digital music blog ListeningPost, is among those who lost their jobs.
Wired.com has written about effort to save album art in the digital age.
The open-source world has thrown up yet another DRM alternative, Marlin, but will this one fare any better?
If you love music you gotta check out vinyl.