Saturday, March 18, 2006
See they have meetings and discussion forums. The meetings are set-up in advance and the participants try like hell to make a good impression and make as many deals as possible. They also have discussion forums, which are led by a great collection of panelists. The problem is that when the panel is done the audience tends to flood the stage as if the U2 just finished playing a sold out stadium at Slane Castle. Give me a break; all these people do is exploit the artists by not setting up a fair compensation structure.
You hear me complain a lot about the artist-label compensation structure, but I think it is justified. The labels have exclusive deals with
- major radio stations,
- download services, and
- music stores.
- air time,
- visual space on the web-portal, and
- shelf space at the local record store.
The artist is typically left with two options – 1) cave in and hope you can make it with a major or 2) have a go on your own and see if you can catch enough breaks to become mildly successful.
Well this is long enough without any of my writings… I’ll add them in a separate post.
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