Musician puts a few tunes on the net and lots of people like.
He holds his next tune for 'ransom'. "$5k in my bank account number ppppqqqqrrrrzzzz and I'll turn loose of the new tune
that you'll really like".
What need for an agent?
Agent, "I can promote your music, I'll pay you up front, and I'll collect from the fans". Sounds like a record company to me.
Agent, "I'll promote your tune, and collect your money for a 'fair' fee and let you have a 'fair' amount of it". Sounds like a
'communist' record company.
Help me out here.
What role can the agency play that will benefit the user or artist?