The longer I work in the music industry the more I find it lacks direction. For a long time now it has been run is wild west kind of way, and until now the old mans club of the major labels has been completely in control. In the last few years the music industry has been really taking a hit from press and media about how they aren’t really too sure where they are headed.
Music licensing and royalty collection is very confusing to the average artist, and I must admit that it seems as though there are many music organisation not really doing too much but seem to think they have control and rights. For example in the USA what organisations are collecting royalties for musicians for mechanical licenses and radio plays etc? Is this organisation the only company in charge of doing so? Are reports from this organisation in control of also creating official music charts that are based on real sales and not preempted sales?
These are just a few of the many questions that not only artists are asking but also the average person. The music industry needs a complete reform from the ground up and no one seems to even know where to start.