Memo to Majors: Stop Being Stupid (Chapter 3567)

The most concise analysis of how the major labels are being stupid by demanding YouTube’s latest campaign of silence is up on Mashable. The whole way you try to find ways to monetize your stuff is by figuring out what people are doing and monetizing that, not by totally killing the way people are already doing stuff and trying to make them do something else. Exhibit 1: Napster.

I just can’t believe that the labels expect consumers to sit by and wait during their monumental game of chicken with the rest of the internet world. How long will they insist on being idiots? Maybe as long as artists are stuck on the labels?

As a corrallary to that point – Memo To Artists: DIY, Don’t get stuck on a label. Control your own work on all fronts.

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