Fix The Record Business — Make a Hit

I can't help being haunted by this deep-seated conviction of mine (as unrealistic as you might think it is) that the big four record labels would be in a much better position today if they could make hit records.

I know, I know -- they have many other problems.

Steve Jobs and the iPod.

Legal and illegal downloading of music.

The growing unpopularity of their main staple -- the CD.

The decline of their hitmaking partner -- radio.

I know, already.

But, I still get the feeling that if these labels knew how to make a hit -- to find the next music genre -- they'd be in a better position to survive&hellip