What's more, I call to all musicians reading this right now to record independently! With modern equipment, it is possible to compose and record your own music at extremely high quality, and at very low cost. Further, as streaming technologies mature, it will become easier and easier to use an independent distribution model. This is what the recording industry is really afraid of. They know that the last obstacle to independent publishing was the difficulty of distribution. With new technology, this obstacle no longer exists. They can no longer strangle musicians with unfair contracts. We are free at last--use it!

ameoba: "independent recording" doesn't mean you do it in a garage. It simply means that you don't go through the major media conglomerates (Sony, Time-Warner-AOL, etc.) for distribution and promotion.