Have you gotten the corporate memo from the Big 4 ( Universal Music Group, Sony BMG, EMI Group and Warner Music Group are collectively known as the "Big Four" majors - they control 80% of the music business).
They will only allow 5 musicians to get most of the music coverage.
Music and the music business, has been reduced to 5 auto tuned sound alikes. These 5 get more media attention than all the other musicians in the world, combined. Corporate music has marginalize the rest into footnotes. Whatever musician you loved, their career is on hold or has been stopped.
It has been decreed by the suits that you will not have any real career in music unless you are *Beyonce, Beiber, Gaga, Perry, or Swift. (and maybe runnerups 1D, JT, and Miley). Rolling Stone and Spin magazine, talk shows that cover music, websites that feature music reviews - they have gotten the message.
Then too there is the guy from Dallas, Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar, leading the revolution against the suits and for the marginalized - but he's been banned by everyone in the music business for being too fun. (He is me).
Hunkasuarus = One standard guitar, one voice, and one revolution.
Good thing too or people would start comparing the two types of music - generic karaoke clones, versus a world wide variety of fun and excitement again from thousands of independent musicians.
Want a change? Then support the changers!
*Beyonce, Justin Beiber, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift.