Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold
just look at King Crimson and Tool for example.
They're your examples? Bands that managed to gain their fair share of income under the so called "old regime" are your examples of those cutting a pioneering path? Really?[/quote]
Not pioneers, I chose them because they worked under the label system and absolutely abhorred it, yet, despite their terrible experiences with record company's and the "good old ways" of doing things, they continued making music because they loved music.
That's all I was trying to say there.
Edit:King Crimson in particular definitely did not get their fair share of income from their works. Just as a side note.