Here’s a good one. The Swedish music resource HitQuarters ran a poll to check who their members would like to sign to. Surprise, surprise: the American major label Arista came out on top. Given that lots of musicans and message boards are constantly slagging off major labels for their greed and short-sightedness, it seems weird that the same musicians actually would like to be signed by Arista!
Interesting comment from HitQuarters: “Contrary to popular belief, it seems that most unsigned artists prefer cash to prioritized support”. Check the full story on HitQuarter (EDIT: the site has since stopped running).