From Rob DeLand: "... he points out how the consolidation of the music
labels and the radio stations (Clear Channel) after deregulation have caused
a corporate apathy towards developing artists and more focus on selling
Hopefully he also mentions the massive consolidation of retail record
outlets and live venues which preceded the consolidation of radio and labels
that had provided the infrastructure where artists used to grow. This
commonly repeated idea that record labels "developed" artists is a myth as
far as anything I ever saw.
Motown, where I worked, was a management company and music publisher that
developed artists and songwriters. Most labels simply signed the cream of
the crop who could already draw big audiences at local venues.
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