Originally Posted by DeathMetalConga
At the same time, the traditional model of the music business, built up over the past century, emphasizes bigness, fewness and sameness. That is, get a few big acts, milk them for all they are worth and stick to the formula for what generates the most income. If a new artist doesn't make a big hit immediately, drop them.
...And there, in one concise sentence, is one GREAT reason why the music industry model is failing.