The music industry is badly in need of change. The percentages that record labels take in exchange for the work they do is far too high, and because labels use in-house designers and distributors and focus on the reduction of cost, artists don’t have the proper input when it comes to art direction and quality. On top of all this, there’s a severe lack of accountability and forward-thinking strategy.

Being signed with a label means facing more limitations than opportunities because, at the end of the day, the musicians aren’t the ones in control.

While being signed with a label may give an artist a momentary feeling of legitimacy, the reality is that many, many artists find themselves tied up in contracts that do not further their career but instead grind them to a halt.