In amongst all the anger, however, are a big set of opportunities. Music is now more widely available than at any other point in time, while new innovations in recording, distribution and live shows are coming thick and fast. The music industry has sadly failed to cope with the technological advancements which have allowed other sectors to flourish. Wasting so many years resisting change has left it playing catch-up, so how can it be fixed?
I will be conducting an interview with Don Rohr, an A&R representative at Virgin Records, this coming week. Leave any questions you'd like for me to ask him in the replies. Bands - this is a good chance to pick the brain of a major label A&R rep, so ask away.
Click here to check out Virgin Records' ten-song digital sampler on purevolume; the sampler includes tracks from Over It, The Summer Obsession, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Ima Robot, and 30 Seconds to Mars.
The Academy Is and Panic! At The Disco will be at Virgin Mega Store in New York City on Wednesday, February 8th. Click here for more information. Both bands will be performing songs from their latest albums as well as signing copies of them.