Pop & Hiss, the LA Times music blog was at SXSW 2012 and took the temperature on the state of the music industry noting “The music industry in 2012 was characterized as one of “micro-pennies” at this year’s South by Southwest festival and conference. The phrase was used by Rich Bengloff, who heads indie label trade group the American Assn. of Independent Music. “Access and getting noticed is harder because everyone has access,” he said. Read the full article HERE.