DEPECHE MODE said live music is more popular than records.
Frontman Dave Gahan said despite falling record sales, bands can still make money from concerts.
He said: "Record sales are dwindling but we have to remember that music is popular. It's more popular. It's just that people don't buy it.
"The live scene is very good, there are still opportunities there, and I think things are going to get better. You do still spend a lot of money making the records but you make it back touring."
He added: "It baffles me that people complain that CD prices are still too high but they think nothing about going into Starbucks and spending five quid on a cup of coffee.
"I just don't get it - that seems pretty ridiculous to me."