Major label’s suck. They basically strip-mine the industry for potential singles, sign artists, release albums, and then ditch artists. Said artists might get picked up by another lable for exactly such a purpose at a later date if they’re lucky. If not, a fade to obscurity is assured. Examples? Joan Osborne, Melissa Ferrick, Elastica, Aimee Mann, Veruca Salt, ect… though, some other political issues were involved in some of those lable hops. Apparently, one must be a Sheryl Crow or a Marilyn Manson, to name a random pair, to stay in the good graces of one’s lable. In other words, you need to be hugely A/C (ever hear of an Adult Contemporary artist being dropped?), a churning single machine, or a huge cult artist. I challenge you to prove me wrong through citing examples within the last three years in the music industry. If you can prove me wrong, i shall sing your praises. Only the five/six major lables count, and don’t be fooled by imprints… Interscope/Geffen, Island/Polygram, Maverick/Atlantic/WB, Virgin/EMI, Epic/Dreamworks/Sony… ack, which did i forget? Oh well… get crackin;!