Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed how so many people from the brass band movement are now Besson, Geneva, Yamaha or Sterling artists? It's almost as if you haven't 'made it' unless you become an 'artist' for a particular manufacturer and announce it on 4barsrest. And some of these people I haven't even heard of before. I totally appreciate that if your David Childs or Ceri Parry Morgan then you're going to want these sort of professional players playing your instruments and naturally you're going to want the banding world to know about it. But what of these players no-one has heard of? Just scroll down the Besson artists and you'll see there's all sorts on there. And then every so often there's a 4br press release of yet another Besson artist. Who cares that you play a Besson cornet, does it honestly influence anyone here to buy Besson or Yamaha etc? Does anyone else find it irritating?