Originally Posted by Bo Eder
But with the advent of the internets and iTunes, I've seen artists just sell their music online and make a pretty good income off of just that.
My point about major label interference is more in the context of 'making it big', ie. that tiny minority of bands that get national/international promotion. I guess that's why many indy labels continue to exist - it's a reasonable choice for an artist to accept less money/exposure and retain artistic integrity by signing to an indy.