Steve Hogarth of Marillion says in the Register:
“Instead of gigging round toilets for ten years trying to get a record deal, gig around toilets for ten years and ask people for their email addresses. If what you’re doing strikes a chord, you’ll be financially better off while remaining pure and free to do what you want.”
So, what does this mean for the music industry? Steve sees the writing on the wall: “History will see it as a funny little anomaly that happened between 1950 and 2010,” he says. “While technology made it possible, advances in technology will also make it impossible.”
Right on. Anyone interested in music should read this. Then go get your marbles.