Rap icon JAY-Z was stunned when he first took over as president of Def Jam Records in 2004 - because the company's top men were living in the past.
The hitmaker, who went on to sign Rihanna, Ne-Yo and Young Jeezy to the label, couldn't believe that some of the players in the organisation hadn't had a big hit since the 1980s.
He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "You had record executives who've been sitting in their offices for 20 years because of one act: 'But that's the guy who signed Motley Crue!' (I was like), 'Seriously? That was f**king 25 years ago.'
"When you look at what's happening, the record industry is purging itself. Def Jam released 57 albums one year. Are there 57 good artists in the world? If you have 57 artists and four of them break, that's bad business."