I Need That Record!: My final movie at Noise Pop Film Fest 2009

Words by: Ben Richardson The uncertainty and unease that surrounds today's music business is hardly news. Decades of mismanagement and greed have exposed rotten timbers, deep down near the keel of an industry that seems to be mired in the doldrums. The number of major labels has shrunk, as they continue to foist cookie-cutter artists with high promotion budgets and low standards on the beleaguered public, while blaming illegal downloading for their declining sales. After spending years trying sell music like toaster ovens or Big Mouth Billy Basses, it seems like something's gotta give. The first victims of this trend [...]

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