This kind of makes me wonder if this is why we don't see many good acts any more. Sure there are some real stars today, but it doesn't seem to be as many as in the past. The artists are getting smarter and choosing different paths for their passions. So we, the fans see far less of it than before. Why would any good artist go through all this B.S. to try to do what they love? And older artists no longer seem to want to produce new music either. Instead they just tour and perform, which I understand is far more lucrative to the performers than producing new material. Bottom line in my view is that the Record Labels are eating them selves out of work due to their greed and mis-management.
At the risk of sounding old-fashioned, I do prefer the older days of Cable and Satellite channel programming. CNN was pure news, and nothing else. TWC was boring repeated weather (not a BAD thing!) MTV was music only. Exclusive content was a totally different concept, not multi-million dollar drama fests. Fewer movie channels, which made things easier to find. Today's TV content is a mess, a total mess. And more commercials now than ever, so why do we even pay for TV when all we seem to pay for is commercials?!?! Seems wrong.