Posted: Sep 7, 2006 3:14 am |
Edited by: slashkbdpunk
It would make sense that musicians think label owners are assholes. For one thing, they have enough money to release records, that always pisses broke ass musicians off. Then they don't even play an instrument worth a damn themselves, which makes musicians suspicious. Then there is the whole getting only a percentage of the records that you recorded.
Most of the label owner that i personally know are people with very few money with low income.I don't consider myself a label owner yet altough i'm working on some releases right now,and believe me i have one of the lowest income someone can have.The reason i can afford the put records out is that i NEVER go out,i basically never leave the house.I don't spend money hangin out in bars.I hate to go out and it saves me lots of money.I don't buy clothes either.I have 2 pair of pants and a few t-shirt that i paid 3.00$ each.People give me clothes.I have the same pair of shoes for years and the only pair of boots i have are the one i got in 1988! I only buy records and cheap food and beer.That way i can come up with some saving rapidly.I also manage to have some tricks(Illegal) to get fast money.And i don't think "underground" people with record labels are rich either.Maybe a few exception.
Also,i was thinking of all the record label owner that i know of and they are almost all musicien themselves.Rip offs records owner is a good musicien,Chris Dodge from Slap a ham played with stikky,Spazz...,Shattered records owners are both musiciens,Rave up records owner is a musicien too,Kryptonite records owner (Roy,Wendy and Brad) are all musicien,Damaged goods in the uk is owned by Billy Childish,Scott at SS records is also a musicien,that girl at Shit sandwich is also a musicien,pretentious revisionist at Havoc records Felix Von Havoc is also a "musicien"...i could come up with many more.I myself am a musicien too and i barely can afford to buy musical equipment!
I started a label 10 years and i only put out one cd by an unknown band i had faith in.I said no contract and told them that the only thing i wanted them to do is NOT to broke up before i had come back in the money i invested which they didn't respect! But i guess some people (NOT you Banned!) would call me asshole because i was hoping to make a few dollars in the end.
I am very happy when bands AND record labels are making good money out of music.