Music is alive but the industry is dying. Current trends in the music industry are making it impossible for bands to survive and a less desirable market for designers to enter. This recession is creating an opportunity to be at the forefront of a major change in the music scene. My goal is to shift the music industry to favor independent musicians and put more control and money back in their hands. I hope to shine some light on the positive changes happening in the industry and develop solutions for some of the existing problems.