The one thing constant in life is change and the music industry faces lots of change. From artists, who stand to benefit the most from the changing nature of the business because of the freedom they have to share their art directly with the public,
to terrestrial radio stations, to internet radio stations like this one.
For music's sake the changing face of the industry will benefit the fans most. On the business side the competition for listeners , fans and dollars (this is business and money is all important)has and will turn into the "wild wild west". Those who have made their living in the music industry and want to continue and those who are trying to make their living in the industry may now have or take the opportunity to do more unthinkable things than have ever been seen in music to get over because the rules of the game are changing so much and things are so wide open now.
As I write these thoughts, things seem bleak but actually I think music may never be in a better position . Of all the artists nominated for Grammy Awards this year 50% were independent.
It's another example of soul music leading the way for the entire music industry.