A nice interview on the state of indie labels and the future of the business with Martin Mills head of Beggars Group.
Read the full article here.
A few quotes:
“The internet has improved things radically for independents...There's fewer gatekeepers now. We don't have to knock on a TV station's door or a radio station's door and it's made us far more competitive”
“The 40 per cent of the industry that has gone is almost entirely the cream at the top.”
“We have to make licensing easier and faster, not necessarily cheaper, but easier. We'd like to see some kind of short-term government-endorsed trial structure that we could experiment with for 12 or 24 months, and see the impact of it.”
- Martin Mills, Beggars Group