“Conflict of interest, you’re split right in two
Your convictions lie between your shadow and you
When I need your help and I’m heading your way
Both of your halves turn the same shade of grey
Conflict of interest“1
The economic downturn continues. Digital distribution of sound recordings – both legal and unauthorised – has forever altered the revenue models of the record business. The advances from plentiful, large scale record and publishing deals that were once used as the basis for cash-flowing the early years of an artist’s career have diminished to a trickle.