Brian of I Fight Dragons has posted an interesting video of how painful and enduring the music industry can be at times. The video showcases a song that he wrote entitled "Lies In Stereo" which then, wasn't up to their label's standards. So throughout a year and a half, the label brought in 7.5 different writers and Brian recorded over 18 versions of the song, just so the song could never see the light of day. You can check out the video explaining the whole situation and the progression of the song in the replies.
Seventeen And Gone, Chicago and It's Not Me, It's You are by far the best and most inspired versions of the songs. Any of those versions I would have paid money for.
I don't know why they dropped that post-chorus on Seventeen and Gone where it switches from the I-V-II-IV to the I-V-VI-IV progression-- it's my favorite part of any of them. Also the vocal melody on "everything I needed to" probably should have been repeated both times.
This video with all those songs made me think of the integrity of writing and how so many people think of their version of lyrics to be "the one". Last band I was in couldn't get out of the studio with even a 3 song demo, and had went thru 2 singers in the process . Music is insane.