Re: Is getting signed to a Major really worth it anymore?
I don't think anything's changed massively other than fewer bands are being taken on by the major labels. It's always been the case that major labels will put themselves behind artists with commercial potential, and it's always been the case that the vast majority of acts signed to major labels will never be heard of. Fact is, if a band or artist is truly talented and has the potential to build a substantial fan base, the major labels will clamour to sign them.
Similarly, a mediocre band with mediocre songs are never going to make a living even if they sign to an indie, or set up their own label.
Whether you go for a major or an indie, you have to be good enough for people to want to listen/see you.
Anyway, it's all about the publishing deal when it comes to income.