What Caused The Rock And Roll Powershift
The major labels are dead.
Forgive me if I gloat but people like me have been saying for years that the major record labels are a waste of time for an artist.
It also says that any artists that does sign with a label lacks credibility. And that, brother, is the most important commodity in existence for any artist.
Just read what his fans have to say.
The Radiohead experiment has already gotten groups such as Jamiroquai and Oasis, two major names that are not contracted to a record labels, talking about doing the same thing.
Even Annie Lennox is begging to get out of her label contract.
We are watching a major powershift happen in real time.
The remains of the majors will be purchased by electronics companies (i.e. Nokia, Apple, etc.) and we’ll just be left with the stories of hookers and blow all paid for by unknowing artists.
The ironic thing is that the labels did this to themselves.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah sold 50,000 records before they were signed.
Rappers have been slinging records out the back of their trunks for years without any label help. Can anyone say Master P?
Nowadays major labels won’t even begin to research a band let alone sign them before they have proven themselves by either touring, garnering airplay or selling records.
What’s the point of signing a record deal when the band has already done the hard part? Artists have been forced to learn how to promote, market and record themselves by record labels. There is no longer a need for a middleman or the need to subsidize lavish industry lifestyles.
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