"Young bands that want and go after that big record deal -- they're advance junkies,
living in rock 'n' roll fantasy camp. ... If your realistic market is anywhere from 0 to
100,000 copies sold -- even 200,000 -- you're better off releasing the work yourself. Say
you're generating $10 a CD and you sell 10,000. If you sold that on a major label, they'd
kick you off. But you do that on your own and you've got a hundred thousand bucks. ...
Hello everybody, good morning, coffee's ready -- record companies have given up the
ghost." -- Scott Kempner, guitarist for the Dictators, the Del-Lords and the Little Kings