POLL: Are record labels to blame for a lack of experimental music reaching the mainstream?


Lily Allen this week criticised record labels for favouring “watered-down” music over anything that’s “experimental and brave”.

The singer discussed the “formulaic and predictable” state of the music industry in a recent interview with NME, suggesting that record companies and A&R people are always choosing “the poppier, more commercial” singles which end up driving an album as the more experimental but “stronger” songs take a back seat.

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