As a musician, I like to think the world revolves around me. For years I wondered why it took so long for money to filter back to me, or why I didn’t know what the fine print of my record deals really said. For the first time in my career, I am on my own—I am not signed to any record label or represented by any management. Success has already opened a lot of doors for me, so I wanted to put myself in the position of being a brand-new artist. I imagined, if I could design the music industry from scratch, knowing what I know, how would I do it?