Miley Cyrus needs a good lobbyist to ward off Rebecca Black 

Imagine a very successful business that has plateaued, in a very competitive industry where businesses come and go frequently. All the time I see businesses like this lobby for strict new government regulation that keeps out new entrants.

Miley Cyrus is thinking along similar lines, according to the Daily News.

Cyrus is not a fan of YouTube stars like Rebecca Black.

"It should be harder to be an artist," Cyrus told Australia's Daily Telegraph. "You shouldn't just be able to put a song on YouTube and go out on tour."

Is that jealousy speaking, Miley?

Black, who reeled in more than 16 million YouTube views in less than a week after the debut of her heavily autotuned song "Friday," is already primed to make hundreds of thousands of dollars from her "fun, fun, fun" diddy, according to Forbes.

It's called "erecting barriers to entry," and the best way to do it is to hire a lobbyist and call for regulation to protect consumers. The alternative is -- gasp -- competition.

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