why would people pay for music that they can't even keep (live) as opposed to music that they CAN keep, and literally play EVERYDAY???
I don't know. But the movie theaters still seem to be doing alright
the only reason CDs are still in existence is to show people you have new music so they can be interested enough to come to your concert and buy merch
I think one thing people don't factor in is that the biggest touring artists have got to that point from putting together meaningful albums. You still have to make music that touches people for you to sell out arenas.