I'm fighting the label of 'Black' actress simply because it's very limiting in people's eyes, especially people who are making movies.
I've always had a love for poetry and when I got signed to a record label I thought, 'How odd that I'm doing a record before a book of poetry.'
It's a new era in fashion - there are no rules. It's all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.
I had gotten to a place where I truly believed everything I was called: 'not sexy,' 'not funny,' 'too intense,' desperate.' All those labels they gave me, I took them because there wasn't a trace of my true self left.
There was no reason to label us as anti-Semitic.
I can't go back and label myself as an outcast because I was a pretty well-adjusted kid, but I can certainly relate to the feeling of being an outsider.
As a label, you have to treat every group and every record as a unique entity. I think that that has been our success, rather than relying upon a fan base.
I want to invest and have my own record label and artists. I want to have a business where my kids, kids, kids will still have something going on long after I'm gone.
I will be developing artists for my new label. The rest is in God's Hands.
In the early 1970s. 1971, '72. The rooms were closing down, record labels weren't signing acoustic acts any more. Although they had been pretty much been getting out of that for some time before that.
I mean Iggy and The Stooges first couple of albums I think sold twenty five thousand between the two of them you know and so to talk in terms of an underground I mean you have to go really to the independent labels and things like that.
I took the process of doing as much myself as I could like a duck to water. I set up my own label and publishing, etc, and it was a fun learning curve two decades ago.
I hate record labels. They think they know everything. I want to hear them try to sing it.
Uncritical semantics is the myth of a museum in which the exhibits are meanings and the words are labels. To switch languages is to change the labels.
You know, I am just a musician and I have no idea these days what good and bad is in terms of labels.
Whatever labels are being pinned on me have nothing to do with me.
Somehow, it seems that the sadder a song is, the happier I feel. The release of emotions that many would label as 'negative' is actually a liberating process for me.
It became a question of do I want to be on a label where it could take three years to put out a record instead of putting out three records over the same period of time on my own.
My feeling is that labels are for canned food... I am what I am - and I know what I am.
I don't care what people call me, labels have the negative value of making smaller boundaries for people.
I think putting labels on people is just an easy way of marketing something you don't understand.
Giving a phenomenon a label does not explain it.
I try to avoid a specific image. I seek to play as many different women as I can to avoid having a label put on me.
There is no such condition as 'schizophrenia,' but the label is a social fact and the social fact a political event.
Formats are going to change because this is what the people want. It's not what the labels want.
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