Here\'s David Byrne\'s Survival Strategies for Emerging Artists. A really good overview of how the Music Industry has changed over the past years.
I take it you noticed that I did not release LP3 through a label, which ultimately allowed me to license it myself for a game later. The point is, except if you have found Earth\'s best PR specialists, most likely you don\'t need a label anymore. DIY music producers seeking to get digital distribution deals pay attention: that label won\'t fund your recording sessions, manufacture the product, distribute the product, loan and advance money for expenses, advice and guide you on your career and recordings. Most likely they\'ll market the product (if you\'re lucky!) and handle the accounting. Can you do that yourself? I\'ll leave you with the question.