Call me crazy but the lack of sales has nothing to do with any business model, no matter how dated it may be. The subject goes far deeper into the psyche of the human nature IMO. We`ve become a society that no longer thinks. We don`t even know what we like, we just like what we know and what most of society is subjected to is this nicely packaged, clean and easy on the eyes and ears (think Disney) entertainment. This is what sells. And the truth is, people aren`t even buying this, they are grabbing it wherever they can for FREE! This is yet another issue in society... the fact that there is no respect for the creative arts. Artists have always struggled but today, that whole concept of being authentic and being the real deal no longer is respected. The whole game has changed and the source is not a business model but an attitude.... a mental attitude.
Most of us are working on indie stuff and no matter how great and innovative it is, bands don`t have a chance getting a piece of the pie. Most of us GearSlutz are chasing our tails... here we are talking about getting the best sound and which piece is better for this and that but none of it matters. Most are recording stuff that will not be heard than more than a dozen folks or so. Stop buying gear. Stop falling for the manufacturers ads that say you need this or that. Its all related.
Large corporate entities dictate what most of the public "thinks" they want. Its been in the making for so long, we are no longer aware of it. Its the reason why most superstars are young, easy on the eyes and all sound the same. Most music is nothing but neatly packaged chicken thats already been cleaned for you.
I`m out, I gotta answer the door for FED EX who is delivering that new stand alone convertor I just ordered.