Here’s a phrase I hear and read often in different variations:

“Simon Cowell has single handedly f***ed the music industry.”

Let’s explore this idea!…

First of all, let’s try to define the “music industry”. It’s not that straightforward, because the music industry is different things to different people. We’ll take a simplistic view for the purposes of this article. To the major labels and artists it’s about satisfying the masses and getting their tracks to the Top 10 and maybe even to Number 1. To the independent labels and artists it’s about finding a niche in the vast musical landscape, building a loyal More >