On Recording for Major vs. Independent Labels

On Recording for Major vs. Independent Labels

Ratzo B. HarrisRatzo B. Harris:
… the independent label’s tolerance toward artistic liberties is often inversely proportional to the ability to provide for a widespread distribution of their artist’s labors and the production expertise of the major labels.
Yusef LateefYusef Lateef:
A look at recent music history in the United States may be helpful in placing these questions in context.
Michelle RosewomanMichelle Rosewoman:
I must say unequivocally, that the support of a smaller company that reflects your worth by valuing and promoting your contributions, is invaluable.
Matthew ShippMatthew Shipp:
…I wonder how he would feel if Sony had forgotten to give him his 200,000 dollar a year salary for doing nothing?
Connie CrothersConnie Crothers:
“When considering whether to record for a commercial record company or form your own, any musician might consider that any commercial release is paid for entirely by the musician. As good as it gets is an advance on royalties…”
 
 

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