El legendario músico Frank Zappa escribió un interesante artículo en 1983 (A Proposal for a System to Replace Ordinary Record Merchandising):
Every major record company has vaults full of (and perpetual rights to) great recording by major artists in many categories which might still provide enjoyment to music consumers if they were made available in the right way. MUSIC CONSUMERS LIKE TO CONSUME MUSIC . . . NOT PIECES OF VINYL WRAPPED IN PIECES OF CARDBOARD.