For many musicians, the democratization of music production and distribution carried the promise of reaching multitudes of eager fans at the touch of an upload button.
Yet with over 40,000 new tracks being uploaded each day, creating a virtually infinite selection of music available on most streaming platforms, breaking through as an artist has in some ways become more difficult than ever, especially on the global stage.
It is certainly possible today for artists to create and self-distribute their music, gain a following and begin building a career. But there’s a big difference between having access to the tools of music creation, distribution, and building a sustainable career and the potential to become a global superstar. And that’s where modern record labels are best positioned to help.