Record label defections by major acts a troubling sign for recording industry

When Brit-rock veterans Radiohead decided to self-publish their next album online, it was a bucket of ice-cold water over the heads of EMI, Sony BMG, Warner Music, and all the rest of the old-school industry elephants. It was also the starting shot for other artists to do the same, inspired by a respected band’s first leap of faith into a brave new world.

Link: http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20071009-record-label-defections-by-major-acts-a-troubling-sign-for-recording-industry.html

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Great article. When I buy music, I always wonder how much of it goes to the people who made the music, and how much of it lines the pockets of talentless, heartless money-gubbing corperate types who in turn use it to try to control the artest’s talents further. I’m sick of seeing rock bands knuckle under and become glorified coperate boy-band JOKES.

JD