I do agree, I think the "puppet on a string era" is ending, and the real players and not the sharks are taking over what should been done already years ago. See Creedence Clearwater Revival and JOHN FOGERTY with Fantasy, probably so overwhelmed that they would put there signature on a piece of toiletpaper. After years of court, discussions and trials, the STRANGE thing is that he signed again for Fantasy, but I am sure that he is getting now what he deserved all those stolen years, a big fat contract, especially being their best selling act and moneymaker.
My opinion: there will be hard times for those companies. And like I read, you can't make a racehorse from a donkey, talented and gifted artists, and I don't mention their playing skills, will ALWAYS come up, just because they are a league to high, even not knowing it.
You have to see all the opportunities: give the people what they want, and I am not speaking really of "GIVING". Show the "surfers" what you have in you, play your song who is let's say 4 minutes long, for 2 minutes, a kind of teaser, show them as much as possible, there are always professionals to help if necessary, and just enough to give the people a sweet taste of your music, and than the people who like what you play, well they pay a small amount to download your songs, without all the in-betweens, running away with your work and money. BUT DO NOT FORGET, THERE ARE A LOT OF GOOD DEVICES, EVEN VERY LOW PRICED, SPEND A BIT MORE MONEY TO BUY A DECENT RECORDING DEVICE, PLUG IN THE INSTRUMENTS AND START PLAYING SOMEWHERE, LIKE IN YOUR HOME, ADD A GOOD VISUAL RECORDING, DON'T BE AFRAID, PLAY THE SAME SONG 100 TIMES, YOU ARE NO LONGER IN A STUDIO. And to be more perfect concerning producing, arrangements, there are people who can help you a lot. I even think that there is a great future if you start following college to become a soundengineer.
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