In the good old days it was easy to know who was famous and successful in pop music. We had the charts and TOTP. But things have changed. I read the other day of a Welsh band called Pretty Vicious who are signed to a major label and whose fourth single had apparently attracted 400,000 views on You Tube. They were justifiably proud of this but there was no sign of their single on any chart-indie or ‘download’ or other. It made me wonder what the criteria for success were these days. Is it still sales-based? If not, how do ‘record companies’ get their investments back and how do the bands themselves make any (serious) money?