In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – Legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter discusses his career and the state of the music business with ArtistsHouse’s John Snyder at Loyola University, New Orleans. He explains why he has an agent but not a manager, why illegal music downloading does not concern him, why independent releases and small labels end up stealing as much money from artists as the big labels do, why he has his own publishing company, how he deals with advances and royalty collections, what BMI and ASCAP do, why he still wears a suit when he performs, and much more.