Disconnect between the music and the musician
“There are plenty of millionaires who would pay millions to hang a Van Gogh painting on the wall, but hardly one that would have ever had the crazy nut over for dinner. I feel like the big companies are like that with musicians. They’ll say, “We love music! It’s all about the music!” — but if a musician shows up at the door, they call security.
The disconnect between the music, as a final product, and the musician, as a person going through an ongoing creative process is the most broken aspect of the music business…”
- Derek Sivers, founder of CDbaby.com, largest independent retailer of CD’s