I saw this story and wanted to highlight the relevant passage for my readers:
"Music fell by the largest margin (5.5%) to $125 million from $132 million in 2006..."
I've highlighted this before, but let me address this issue again. This is no time for any artist, songwriter, label, or music publisher to be turning down revenue-enhancing opportunities. This is no time to rest on one's laurels when a licensing request comes in and sit on it until the requestor is forced to go to another party to get what they need. There is a glut of quality music supply, so the licensee, the buyer, holds the upper hand, not the licensor.
But licensees, as George Costanza might say - you've got hand.