Having come from the day when parents thought N-Sync was the end of all things, not to mention being brought up with a family that introduced me to everything from AC/DC to the BeeGees, I've been around the music block. I happen to be involved in the business aspect as well, which today doesn't mean shit since any kid with a laptop can be President of ISuckaTitty Music Group. My point; not even related to the above. I've begun to see RIDICULOUS focus on already developed artists (that phrase is really pushing it though) by companies that are meant to cater to the newer, undiscovered artist arena. Youtube is a fucking joke with their awards as an example, yeah, give awards to people already being awarded at EVERY OTHER AWARD CEREMONY. Subscriptions to indie networks often sending me a "new track" by Miley Cyrus? Because I haven't already heard her on the radio (thankfully not since I don't use one anymore). Yes this post is only my personal view, but I'm sensing we've given up on new artists altogether and record companies are run by 11 year old girls who just experienced their first cycle. Face it, logic doesn't agree with independent agencies promoting Major label products. I've come to realize long ago that we don't listen to music anymore. We only cope with it. Many of the places young artists could get their feet wet with no longer exist. News to all musically inclined BH'ers: Unless you strive to be temporary shock value rather than a talented artist, don't expect people to take notice easily. You wanted a zombie whateverthefuck? Well you got it, it's called retarded ass listeners waiting to hear the word club repeated 20 times. Or you can try singing about a dead dog/ex/truck/beer, I mean country music.