I've done well, I've been disappointed, and I think it all goes back to you. Of course the labels are going to be the labels. It's the music business. You are a business. That's what they do. So you've got to protect yourself.
I've been DJing since before I could read the labels on the records.
A lot of labels are hiring a lot more accountants than people that know music.
When campaigns use one-word labels, typically it's meant to distract and destroy.
I don't care what people call me, labels have the negative value of making smaller boundaries for people.
I have taken taking my music to labels for years, and everyone just thought it was creepy. They thought the images with the music were weird and verging on psychotic.
People from major labels were afraid to go to Black Flag gigs throughout most of the band's existence. They treated our gigs as something threatening. I'm sure that it probably was. They probably had reasons to be scared.
We aren't as concerned about the live aspect as other labels. The best live bands are the easiest to record.
It's a habit of mine now, noticing labels, logos, shoes.
I don't put labels on myself.
Buying a matching blouse and skirt from the same store is a crime. A clever mix of chic and cheap hits the jackpot. Know how to mix styles and labels.
So So Def has been one of the most successful and consistent labels in the game in the last 10 years.
I've never concerned myself with the labels people want to put on you. What matters to me is my own estimation.
I do like nice things; we do live in a great house, but I don't choose my friends by how much money they have or what labels they're wearing.
As a DJ, it's my job to break new music. And instead of it just being the stuff that's coming from the major labels or the big pop records, I've always gravitated to something that's just different, you know?
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