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Welcome to the new Feudalism !
But it isn't though. Truthfully musicians have never had so much freedom to do as they like, record what they want and release it when they see fit. Flip side is there is very little prospect of all this new found freedom generating any revenue. Before this thread got distracted (by me) with a side discussion on songwriters getting theirs, or not, we established that the record labels were still profitable. But generating most of their revenue from revenue streams other than releasing records per say.
Now we're getting into the live music industry, which isn't really record labels. So far as I can see the antics that go on in this area make the record labels look like angels. If I remember correctly there were threads in these forums after the festival season last year where people said some festival organisers were expecting smaller acts to pay them for stage time! It kind of reminded me of the Easter story, particularly the bit where they wanted Jesus to carry his own cross...
Strictly project and just for fun