Perhaps we are heading towards a brighter day when Labels and Artists can pull in the same direction. In an interview with Music Business Worldwide BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch has some enlightened thoughts about the future of the biz. For example
When it comes down to it, what makes BMG different from other large music companies?
I believe it’s our values. We respect writers and artists. We don’t try to get away with something because people don’t have leverage.
We try preemptively to say, ‘We want to be your best and fairest partner’, and then act accordingly.