Re: I'm Jeff Price. And I'm Ready to Talk About My TuneCore Departure...
Aside from what the article is about, the comments section says a lot about (to me anyway) the need for Artists to educate themselves in the business side of "The Music Business" as much as crafting quality songs. Promoting, Target Marketing, Manufacturing, Etc..
Tunecore, CDbaby, et al are offering you services in exchange for your dollars, they are businesses trying to earn money. Nothing wrong with that. But the rest is up to you. And not only do they tell you that, they also try to teach you to do better too.
It never ceases to amaze me how little my artist friends are willing to learn about a business they want so desperately to be in and then get upset when they fail. Yet there's never been a better time for those who are willing to wear both the hat of the Artist and Entrepreneur.