I find articles about the music business like those in the Nov. 15 DTH by Russ Lane and Jason Arthurs very frustrating. Thanks to MTV and big industry control over what people hear on the radio, it is easy to believe a publicist is the first thing to seek out once you have formed a band. Too much about the music business is based on corporate-controlled fabricated images. Bands don't need Lane's pity for not being media savvy. Once a label backed by a huge corporation signs these local bands, it will tell the journalists (who also work for the same corporation) what to write about them. Until then, musicians will keep doing what they're doing, and people who really like music will go to clubs and appreciate them. Not all music lovers or arts and entertainment editors pay attention to only the slickest press packs to come their way.
Henry S. Marr