For some established bands, like Nine Inch Nails and Radiohead, freedom from the grasp of the labels is a choice. But for most unsigned artists, it's not. Most unsigned bands today didn't choose to be free. Freedom was thrust onto them by the ruthless market forces of a rapidly changing industry.
Lawyer and writer
Frederick Pinto is a Montreal-based entertainment lawyer and the author of The Sabbatical, a novel set in today’s music industry (www.thesabbaticalbook.com)
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