Reply To: The Smashing Pumpkins file lawsuit against Virgin Records
On 2008.03.26 at 6:05 pm Superlordspamulon wrote:
Let’s be honest. Warners haven’t treated them that much better in terms of artistic integrity.
But it’s still not nice to hear about (the future lies in indie labels in my opinion)[/quote:y2e4m70q]
I disagree. I think the future lies in online communities, such as ours, where word of mouth and links expose us to wonderful music. Songs/bands we like. Or a community such as Napster.
Who needs a label anymore? I mean really, you can do your own CD pressings and release what you want, when you want on the Internet. I’ve never bought a CD because it was on some fucked up label, only bought it because of the music.
FUCK THE SYSTEM.
And yes, I was the one bitching about the iTunes release of AG. I recognize that’s where bands are heading, that doesn’t mean I like it. The whole digital thing. But as far as a band releasing their own music by themselves? I’m all for it.[/quote:y2e4m70q]
Yeah, bands releasing it by themselves is awesome. But some bands aren’t able to do that and need the backing of a label. So indie labels would be better; less stifling creatively.
Also, they probably wouldn’t release 26 versions of the same record.