This is an older article, but I thought the message rings very true. Thanks Lutz.
His band, who are currently in the studio, were signed to EMI until 2003. They released their last album In Rainbows via their own website as well as striking a one-off deal with independent label XL.
O’Brien said money men had replaced creative people at record labels
The music industry is suffering because financial pressures mean money is being put ahead of creativity, Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien has warned.
“I sense, and many artists sense, that it’s become dominated by money, and the need to make more money,” he said.
“And I think the problem with that is that the creativity’s gone out of the industry, the fun.”