This one is a bit of a write-to-order op-ed, but it’s a topic that I actually think about quite a bit, so it was a good fit. We’re in a bit of an interesting time with music — with all of the arts, really. Publishing of any sort has been democratized via the Internet. Anyone who wants to write a book, release an album, or show his or her artwork can put it out there now.
Is that good, bad, or both? Here’s my thoughts on the matter, specifically in the context of music.