Is it really just a problem with the music business which doesn’t have any new ideas ...?
If someone is dying of thirst, whose fault is it if vinegar is given to him instead of water? I can say from experience that companies search with great effort to find young, inexperienced, but very talented musicians who would do anything to have a stage and an audience they can share their talent with. These youngsters don’t care about the business side which later will become – often quite unexpectedly – the dead-end of their career. This FAQ is far too short to name all the artists who have gone this destructive and disillusioned way.