Ahhh so the truth is revealed, the RIAA didn’t stop their mass lawsuits because they were worried about their image, reputation or their customers, they stopped it because it wasn’t profitable! It’s all about the money to these goons.
[QUOTE=Zod;2532097]I often wonder how in the world artists can think they’re better off with the RIAA. From my point of view they seem to be an unneccesary middle man between the bands and their fans, with the sole purpose of extorting money from them.[/QUOTE]
The big problem for unknown artists is radio air time, and joining a big record label can help them get air time or an album guaranteed with nationwide distribution.
It’s easy for well known, massively popular artists like Radiohead to drop a label and continue to have success with their already-established fan base, but not so easy for an artist that is trying to get started and get popular.