I guess the main reason why record labels want to get their artist as young as possible is because they are much easier to impress and get their names on contracts that benefit the labels and rob the artist. Mainly because being that young you know nothing about the business side of music, all they see is the big advance that they get that must be paid back plus all other expense to get that artist out there. All the young artist sees are stars in their eyes while the label sees dollar signs in their eyes.

I read where a lot of artist are not looking to sign with these major labels anymore because they are either getting smarter or they've heard too many stories from artist that have been robbed by these labels. It might be a good thing if these labels go under, then maybe we'll start hearing better music on radio.