How can aspiring songwriters take back the reigns of control for their product?
These days it’s really easy to do because you don’t have to sign with publishing company or record companies. You just do you own thing and put it on youtube or put it on my space and people pick up on it. When I started out unless the establishment let you in, it was very difficult. Now it’s wide open, essentially anybody can do it from their bedroom. That applies to writing too, there’s more content out there but also far more venues. It’s available to everybody and therefore it’s hard to get your head and shoulders above everybody. I think it’s a better problem to have. Getting in the front door was even more difficult. There is no more front door. Right, you can just do it yourself. There’s no reason to sign your publishing to the big bad wolf or sign your record to the bad wolf. You can be the big bad wolf yourself. Dr. John talks about what happened to many New Orleans musicians when they went to LA in the ’60s – so many artists were taken advantage of, but now the control can be