Artists are traditionally resistant to labels.
One of the reasons I started Tzadik, which is my own label, is to keep things in print. I got tired of labels dropping things out of print when they don't sell.
I've always felt that sexuality is a really slippery thing. In this day and age, it tends to get categorized and labeled, and I think labels are for food. Canned food.
Major labels blow all their money massively and blame it on the band.
Some people want to call me an Appalachian writer, even though I know some people use regional labels to belittle.
A lot of big labels will just sign bands like a write off.
I try not to name too many labels - not because it's not cool, but because it starts getting political.
I know there are some labels that put out music for art's sake, but I don't know which ones.
You know how it is with drawers and labels in the music business. They don't want anything to be complicated. They just want it simple, as simple as possible.
Independent artists and labels have always been the trendsetters in music and the music business.
I have friends who have a CD mastering plant in Hollywood and they are very sceptical about European record labels' understanding of digital technology.
That's one of those things that will really hurt me personally, if I label a character or think about what it might do if it were to do well. I just try to do a good job with it.
It is hard, though, 'cos record labels love to boss you around. I won't let them do that anymore.
Actually, we got signed in November of 2000 with Dreamworks which is the most amazing label. We have friends on other labels and though we are not selling millions of records, yet, they treat us with tons of respect and give us some very good guidance.
Whatever labels may be attached to the fifteen charges brought against me, they all arise from my having been a member of the Communist Party and from my activities as a member.
A lot of people have tried to put labels on me, but right now I'm focused on being Kristi Noem and getting my message out to South Dakotans.
To be black and an intellectual in America is to live in a box. On the box is a label, not of my own choosing.
Writers never feel comfortable having labels attached to them, however accurate they are.
So So Def has been one of the most successful and consistent labels in the game in the last 10 years.
You see, party labels do not ensure unanimity any more than trying to cast the challenge we confront as a people through a partisan prism.
We put labels on people and fight wars over them. If we truly want harmony, we have to get past the labels.
I hate how I've had the mantle set on my shoulders as being against the record label. We've had some issues, but that is the nature of business.
I don't necessarily think that installation is the only way to go. It's just a label for certain kinds of arrangements.
Once you're signed to a label you compromise.
I guess I've learned that there's really no such thing as a bad label, there is only a bad contract.
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