.... and iTunes is the biggest music store.... real record stores shutting down left and right..
what does this mean for musicians? for indie labels?
will the death of the major labels and the rise of the internet, technology, and social media mean that artists can communicate more effectively and more directly to their fans, make new fans, and invite people to experience their newest recordings, live performances, writings, videos, photos, artwork, etc. in real time? Can artists make a living this way? Or should they trust corporate behemoths to trickle down a few pennies to a few lucky corporately-approved artists?