I often wonder where the laws against monopoly are, and the conflict of interest laws that state it’s against the law to own a radio station and a record label – being that it’s common knowledge that it’s all the same people who own the whole conglomeration. I’ve said this before, but here it is again – I’ve seen quite a few documentaries where the record biz people are screaming and whining about the dismal “Unit” sales – blaming piracy and free downloading for their own ineptitude and all their “isms” (Nepotism, buddyism, cronyism, etc.). Meanwhile, the publicist side of the biz continues to spread their lies – lies disguised as advertising, using every psychological trick in the book to sell, sell, sell. To add injury to insult, the only place you can hear the old classic music is on obscure stations that don’t get advertised, and are mostly pushed back into the wash of nothing. It’s easy for record labels to find mediocre “Artists” and bands, and easy to crank out mediocre songs, as opposed to finding artists and bands that have any real talent and ability, and songs that are worth something.
One last point. If there were a bunch of great artists out there, making great music, I wouldn't be saying any of these things, and I wouldn't feel so bad about being ignored and squashed. But, that's not the case, as I've said more times than I can count, the calibre of most artists is horrid, they have no substance, no talent, no real ability, and would have no appeal if not for the expensive but deceptive hype that is employed by the major record labels.