Why it’s called, “The Music Business”...
Music is business and big record companies don't want competition. They don’t mind (too much) that your original music is on iTunes and that you are playing cover songs at gigs. I’m talking aboutradioand thecompetition for listeners. (Have you ever notice that there isn't a single SiriusXM station of all independent artists?) Big record companies don’t want that kind of competition. Listeners spend money.
Major labels often spend over $500,000 promoting their top artists, so of course, they want that investment back. That’s why you won’t find stations like our Songwriter’s Radio Network on mainstream stations. But the internet has created a whole new ball game for artists and listeners alike. Remember the CDBaby music stire? They were a huge success and a huge boost for artists (and listeners). They were too successful. They created a unique way for listeners and artists to reach each other. A big company bought them and now the CDBaby store is gone.
Now, through Songwriter’s Radio Network, artists again have a way to reach listeners. Consumers like choices. (That’s why Sirius offers over 120 different channels and why there's hundreds of choices on TV as well.) Songwriter’s Radio Network is a fresh, NEW grassroots choice for people to find and hear some great new music from up and coming artists…possibly, even you.