Re: the music industry: victim of the profit motive?
anyone who thinks things like "band development" were not different in the 1970s versus now...is completely believing a fairy tale.
Rush is a good example....and the members themselves have been quoted often as to how a band is simply not given the same chances as they were in those days...and Rush is just one example.Heck...most bands you can think of from the 70s were in the same boat including Fleetwood Mac who broke it HUGE with Rumors...and even they will tell you the same thing. How about KISS...yet another band it took 4 albums before anything financially started happening.
I won't say you should toss your hands in the air...but things are quite a bit different...it is also true that the "recprd deal" does not exist anymore...it just is not the same ballgame.