But the music industry, deservedly or not, does have an especially bad reputation compared to most other sectors. Take banking for example, a sector that everybody currently loves to hate, even though they know very little about it (note: I do not and never have worked in banking, but I know a lot about it). Sure, up-line managers take the credit for other people's work and ideas every day. Bad managers do that in every sector. However, even though they are all hated outside their industry, people who work in banking at least know their employers all have large human resources departments. They lay down and enforce certain standards beneath which abuses will not be tolerated. Even very senior executives get let go if they transgress. Where do such safeguards extend to what are effectively freelance content creators working for record labels? Perhaps they do exist but I have always thought the reality is that one is highly exposed to abuse and I suspect that has always deterred a lot of talent. Notwithstanding that there will always be a vast glut of alternative candidates and being appropriately aggressive is a part of the suite of talents needed to succeed in any field.
Strictly project and just for fun