I couldn't agree with you more. On Jul 5, 2007, at 10:22 PM, James Richmond wrote: > I'm energised and enthusiastic about the current state of play. > I'm cheering the decline of record companies with absolute and > total enthusiasm. > New business models, implemented by the artist, ownership of > publishing rights, grass roots fan base via the net. > Look at the Arctic Monkeys- bloody brilliant for a band to have > that sort of success with no record company involvement.