This is the best troll I've seen on Kuro5hin in ages! Congratulations! You've managed to sound pompous and Luddite at the same time, while cheering on the ol' unions and trying to take people's choice away from them in order to elevate the culture a bit. Rock on!
So I should stop doing something I dearly love, creating sounds and recording them, because I'm not truly a talented musician (unlike the "real" musicians, like jazz musicians and opera singers)? I'm sorry, but this is completely ridiculous. I'd be fascinated to put an aforementioned "talented" musician in front of an unpatched modular synthesizer and see what they could do. Now do you want LFO Depth to modulate the Pulse Width on your Analogue Step Sequencer, or are you going to run it into the VCO Frequency of your Synced Oscillator? Don't forget to route the Filter Cutoff into the ADSR Envelope (or would you prefer an AD Envelope?) I find routing Pink Noise into the Sample and Hold circuit, triggered by sequencer gate produces very cool results.
My point is that you're deluding yourself if you think that only opera singers, classical musicians, and jazz musicians are talented. There hasn't been any truly off-the-wall genius jazz since Miles Davis was in his prime, and while there have been some interesting classical composers in relatively recent memory (e.g. Morton Feldman, John Cage), I haven't heard anything truly mind-blowing in quite a while. That said, there are a hell of a lot of incredibly brilliant musicians out there who are innovating in ways that haven't been seen since the golden age of jazz. Autechre, Aphex Twin, u-Ziq, Amon Tobin, etc. are all out there creating complex, truly innovative music. And then there's soul: Johnny Cash did more with a broken heart, four chords, a bottle of Bourbon, and a parole violation than 99% of impeccably-schooled musicians could ever do with thousands of dollars of government subsidy. Not much in the way of innovation, but at least you know he's honest.
I'm sure the whole world would be peachy keen if everybody just stopped recording those damned no-talent mass market records (they do all sorts of nasty things like make people take DRUGS and DANCE and have SEX!) and everybody get dressed in their Sunday Best in order to head to Symphony Hall to see a real performance. Why, if we broke everybody's recorded music, then such live performances would be a very special treat indeed. Not that people necessarily want to go, but if we've forcibly removed all other choices.......
It seems to me you're just bitter that when consumers actually have a choice, they listen to idiotic crap like Britney Spears instead of Schubert or Liszt. Yeah, it sucks, but the upside is that we all get to listen to what we want and don't have our culture imposed on us. The US is the only Western country where culture is actually dictated by the masses... and as the saying goes, when the masses revolt, it's pretty revolting. If you want to change the current situation involving the record company control, instead of forcibly removing choice, why don't you write something so compelling, so creative, so ingenius, so passionate, so emotionally orgasmic that I and the rest of the world simply cannot stop listening to it?