As artists turn their back on small labels with no promotional budget, we are witnessing the rise of the “artist collective”. Find ten or so like-minded musicians, band together, and release compilations featuring all of you while sharing the responsibility of getting the word out on you collective’s newest release. The Forward Theory Collective are one such group. And informal alliances such as these can lead to an inconsistent level of material if not policed carefully. But when you get things right they become a hotbed of talent that introduces the world to the “super producers/artists” of the future… Remember Quannum?