I must say, I don’t know about the music system being “clogged-up” by “new artists” (or similar), but for once in my 43 years making r&b recordings, I’ve never known a more free-market for pop. I can write my own records, release them, get world coverage, advertise them and make *some* money at least, much easier than before when there were so many “gate-keepers” deciding what *they* wanted in the “pop charts” or on the radio.
The whole BBC/Top of the Pops system was corrupt. I don’t like saying it, but it’s true. It was a huge gate-keeping operation. And corrupt.
Now we can just make records and advertise them without the “lens” of the BBC fraternity, who require a lot of “servicing”, it seems.
But the beat goes on and I can do my own thing, without any gate-keepers deciding who is “clogging-up” the system. Is this like Trevor Horn’s “riff-raff”?
A free-market is properly-regulated where anyone, including me, can come and go as they please.
Sounds like some people were “benefitting” from how it used to be?
I certainly know that the people like me who are getting their royalties are benefitting where the big artists used to receive from a big pot: are we assuming the ones that were “clogging-up” the system were the ones excluded from that, if you get my drift?