The industry is becoming a big joke. Record sales are dropping, digital downloads are slowing down, and concert attendance is less than impressive. No one is willing to admit that the behaviors of the aforementioned are negatively impacting the industry. Blame it on the economy, pirating, or the talent, but whatever you do, don't blame it on our etiquette. I would like to think that we are going to rediscover our love for music. I would love to believe that taste makers and artists are going to show respect for the other and establish mutual ground in regards to negotiations. I am hoping that A&R for major labels will reach out to individuals who have genuine passion for the art and together they work to preserve the integrity of the business. Am I hoping for the impossible?
I'd like to go on record stating that I will not promote music that perpetrates fuckery! Artists go back to making real, good music, DJs go back to playing real, good music, and labels please go back to promoting your artists! A&R stay involved. Show your artists you care for them as much and even more than their earning power. If the impossible becomes the inevitable, we can get this juggernaut back on track.