12:52 PM on 06/28/11
Sorry, can't take those answers seriously. He comes across as another Prince, someone who just steadfastly refuses to adapt to a changing world and wishes desperately to go back to the old days when gatekeepers kept the industry "civilized" (i.e. self-appointed experts controlled everything to his liking). And when he talks about what the industry has become, he speaks in unsupportable generalities. Nobody is taking musical risks anymore? Are you kidding me? Bands are taking more risks than ever before now that the industry is decentralized. Artists can afford to be niche and experimental for their fans without having to woo someone in artist development at a major record label to afford them that opportunity.
This comes down to who you trust more: labels, or your own fans. It's sad to see who some legacy artists often side with. Morrissey is a great musician, but his view of the industry is way skewed.