Goodbye Big Record Labels?
The linked article, “A Deeper Shade of Tea Leaf Green”, is a good article about the band if you like their stuff, for sure. But it also contains an amazingly accurate and pointed quote from Garrod that outlines the real reason the old-guard music industry is and should be on its way out the door.
It has less to do with people purchasing and/or exchanging music digitally and far more to do with the fact that artists are beginning to see “behind the curtain” that the music industry execs have used to hide the fact that they don’t really do anything worthy of the immense amounts of money they demand.
Good for TLG.
With the advent of cheaper, high-quality recording technology, there’s a strong argument to be made for bands recording and distributing records themselves. “When it comes to those record labels, you really gotta start rethinking their use in this modern world,” derides Garrod. “They’re kind of just becoming parasites. It got to the point where it was like, ‘Who invited you to the party?’ And we’ve gone the route of having an outside producer, and honestly, that didn’t really make sense to us either—they didn’t really seem to do anything.”