Eric Garland is not a struggling artist in LA, right? he’s a paid pundit ragging on other pundits for not being more sympathetic to the “plight of labels” (and his reward is making deals with them).

If you want to talk about musicians that’s fine – if you sign 100% of your rights and artistic control away to a corporation with +95% chance that they will gleefully bury your career then it’s hard to be sympathetic when you rag on about how the Internet is blocking your path to success.

My definition of having a fucking heart is doing everything you can to steer musicians away from the “reward” of winning Faust’s lottery.