There probably isn't a more corrupt industry in the world than the entertainment industry (music, movies, and television). But the stupid artists who believe the scorpion won't sting them are self-deluding.
What cracks me up is these anti-Bush weasels make hit albums for these corrupt record companies and then they bash a legitimate business like Halliburton. The liberal bias doesn't only affect the MSM, it also permeates the record industry. It's the liberals' most direct path to shovel manure into the "young skulls full of mush."
There's a fantastic article that gives the inside scoop on how the music industry works. It's a speech by Courtney Love that tells it as it is. I recommend it to all my guitar students (who are old enough to handle the language) if they show signs of turning to music as a profession.
If they persist in their professional dreams, at least they enter the fray informed. There are alternate paths that are artistically satisfying and financially lucrative that don't involve selling one's soul to get on MTV.