The state of the global music industry has sparked an impassioned debate in recent months, with many people criticising the industry itself for causing many of the problems.
The vice-chairman of EMI Music, David Munns, writes in response to BBC News Online users' views on the subject. Coldplay are one of EMI's biggest selling bands and are bound to be mentioned.
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Does he answer any of your criticisms of the music industry? Do you support his views? Do you think file-sharing and piracy is killing music? Please add your comments below or at the BBC link above, making reference to coldplaying.com.