Fiat, not the car: Definition Here
Yes, the powers-that-be in the worldwide music business have been ruling like an imperial king on a throne who is confident in his minions’ abilities to protect him against all comers.
“Do this!” he bellows his orders.
“Don’t do that!” he wags his fingers with his dictums.
“Can’t you read the sign?” he screams as he points to his commands hanging on the wall.
“Holy Moley and Mother of Satan — ye shall be accursed if ye little peasant servant dare to question, step out of line, or begin to think for yourself,” his high priests intone in unison.
And why does such roll down from his throne? Because he is protecting his business.
But the peasants are ignoring the king. So the king sends out his agents to fool the masses with this instruction: “Promise them anything, just don’t let them think for themselves!”
But the DIY/Indies are catching on that the powers-that-be are not protecting their businesses. In fact, they are saying, “Heck, they’re taking all my stuff and making me pay for the privilege.”
So the DIY/Indies say, “You know what, yer highnezz? You wanna do bidnezz with me, you’re gonna have to agree to my terms because I’m not playing in your sandbox anymore.”
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