Soon there will be no recording labels in existence. What are we holding out for then? No one is making any money in classical recording any more, except for members of a few orchestras with very deep pockets (and believe me, those orchestras are throwing money down the drain simply for the prestige value of recording for Deutsche Grammophone or other soon-to-be dead labels). Using recorded music as a marketing tool is the future, using it as a source of direct revenue is the past.
I read that, and much more, here. I suppose some of my colleagues will be annoyed with me, but I do think it’s time for us to get with the era we live in. It seems to me that we could rethink the recording rules we have.
Heck, as I’ve mentioned before, I can’t even get a recording of myself because of our strict rules!