A NY Times article catches the RIAA with their pants down - admitting that it's crappy music and not "piracy" causing their monetary woes.|
"The music business, as a whole, has lost its faith in content," David Geffen, the legendary music mogul, told me recently. "Only 10 years ago, companies wanted to make records, presumably good records, and see if they sold. But panic has set in, and now it's no longer about making music, it's all about how to sell music. And there's no clear answer about how to fix that problem. But I still believe that the top priority at any record company has to be coming up with great music.Yeah. Too much Britney Spears and shoot-the-cops beat-women-for-fun rap and kiddie-pop, not enough good music.
If you produce good music, it will sell. If you don't? Welcome to reality, RIAA.