However, in April 2003 when Apple introduced the iTunes Store, it quickly became the market leader and the record industry was knocked on its ear. And you know what they say, the bigger they are, the harder they fall... and record labels fell hard. Those who were unable to adapt quick enough, died.
Of course, this is old news. As the dawn of the second decade of the second millenium looms large, we are fortunate to be able to access and enjoy music by artists that the old record industry might never have brought to light.
Independent artists by the tens of thousands are bringing their music to the world via the internet. And, the world is much better for it. Gone are the days when you could only hear an aspiring songwriter in a bar, or in some small venue that only holds a few dozen people. Thanks to sites like CDBaby.com, anyone with a few bucks and a handful of songs can present their art to the masses.
The new CD, "Tennessee" from "A Man Called Bruce" is just one of the many collections of songs by unsigned artists that can be found on sites like CDBaby. According to the introduction on CDBaby.com, "Tennessee" is "11 songs featuring true stories & bold-face lies! From thought provoking, gritty narratives to light hearted humor & anything in between. Powerful songwriting & clean, no-nonsense production. A Man Called Bruce is Americana Folk music with an edge." Along with the introduction, there are album notes which, in this case, provide a glimpse of the story lines of each song. To read more about this album, visit http://www.cdbaby.com/
Not only is the number of independent artists available online increasing, but the number of music retailing websites is also growing. Artists who sell their music via CDBaby.com will also appear on Napster, Rhapsody, http://www.Amazon.com, eMusic, Liquid Digital, Last.FM, Zune, Deezer, iTunes, and more.
The fact is, although new music on CDBaby.com appears on the website approximately 48 hours after it is posted, it may take a few weeks for your favorite local artist's music to appear on iTunes, but no worries. You can always use the iTunes gift card you get for Christmas to purchase, "A Man Called Bruce" or any of the other wonderful, unheard of before musical offerings online.
"A Man Called Bruce" is published by AAA Media, LLC. Go to http://www.AAAMediaLLC.com for more information.