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18 July 2005

BBC NEWS | Technology | 'Copy our music' urges rock band

In particular, he pointed out that people could now record songs in their bedrooms and make them available to the world, and new artists no longer needed 'a label, or a manager, or a BBC Radio playlist'.

And that's the key, isn't it? The labels (or artists who have started their own labels) are afraid that they (being the middle man taking the huge cut) won't be needed anymore.