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Indies & MySpace: Like Unfulfilling Sex

BEVERLY HILLS (Hypebot) – The independent label community has been slamming MySpace Music for not offering them an equity share like the major labels have. But about a week ago, I noticed that some of the loudest critics are still updating their MySpace pages and wrote about it.

A reader called me on it using a this analogy:

"i've had sex with girls i didn't like. it's not that wrong to update your MySpace and still be unhappy with the operation. it may seem like a passive aggressive approach, but sometimes people keep a profile active in a service to continue promoting their band…regardless of how self serving the platform has become. it's hard to deny the strong presence of MySpace….it reminds me of ex-girlfriends i had that were so hot i couldn't stop sleeping with them even after i broke up with them because they were so scandalous. it was hard to leave"

That's a great analogy. But the complaining labels that are continuing to have sex with their ex-girlfriend (MySpace) are screwing themselves out of the best part – the orgasm ($$$'s) – by not signing the deal that MySpace is offering them.

I can't convince myself that's smart… – Bruce Houghton